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A study by Dr Alex Schnell and Prof Nicola Clayton has found more information about the Cuttlefish intelligence

3 March 2021

A study has found that cuttlefish can pass a fishy version of the ‘marshmallow test’ – and those that can delay gratification the longest are the most intelligent.

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Artificial ‘brain’ reveals why we can’t always believe our eyes

25 February 2021

A computer network closely modelled on part of the human brain is enabling new insights into the way our brains process moving images - and explains some perplexing optical illusions.

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Psychological ‘signature’ for the extremist mind uncovered

22 February 2021

Researchers have mapped an underlying “psychological signature” for people who are predisposed to holding extreme social, political and religious attitudes and supporting violence in the name of ideology.

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Cambridge psychologist helps Facebook fight climate change misinformation

18 February 2021

Social media giant turn to behaviour and communication expert to help them tackle the dangerous anti-science myths that circulate online.

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Host a student on the program "Experience Postgrad Life Sciences" to Undergraduates

9 December 2020

The ‘Experience Postgrad Life Sciences programme’ will offer 8-week Summer research placements to second-year undergraduates: Experience Postgrad Life Sciences . We would like to welcome 15 undergraduate students from underrepresented groups into our research labs to experience the excitement and joy of doing research. We...

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Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore has been awarded the BPS Book Prize 2020

23 November 2020

inventing_ourselves.png The book " Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain , by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore , won in this year’s Popular Science category. Blakemore outlines her own research into the adolescent brain and what we can learn from this about behaviour, the ways we relate to one another...

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Dr Rebecca Lawson leads study on how the brain chemical noradrenaline can help us adapt

13 November 2020

rebecca-lawson.jpg Dr Rebecca Lawson leads the study on how the brain chemical noradrenaline can help us adapt. The results are published in the article " The computational, pharmacological, and physiological determinants of sensory learning under uncertainty ", in the latest issue of "Current Biology". “Adapting to...

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Read more at: Friedrich M. Götz and Andrés Gvirtz, with researchers from Harvard and Columbia, found that personality predicts your tendency to stay at home during the pandemic.

Friedrich M. Götz and Andrés Gvirtz, with researchers from Harvard and Columbia, found that personality predicts your tendency to stay at home during the pandemic.

20 October 2020

Research shows that personality predicts a person's tendency to stay home during the pandemic. Published on the American Psychologist by Friedrich M. Götz and Andrés Gvirtz , from the Department of Psychology and Adam D. Galinsky, Columbia University and Jon M. Jachimowicz, Harvard University. "Extroverts...were most...

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Project Go Viral! is part of the government's fight against fake news during the COVID crisis

12 October 2020

Project Go Viral! is part of the government's fight against fake news during the COVID crisis Dr Jon Roozenbeek, Gates Scholar Melisa Basol, and the Social Decision-Making Lab, led by Dr Sander van der Linden , developed the game Go Viral! in collaboration with Bad News , in a project initially funded by Cambridge...

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Read more at:  An innovative approach for psychologists investigating cognitive parallels in attention, perception and metal time travel

An innovative approach for psychologists investigating cognitive parallels in attention, perception and metal time travel

18 September 2020

Prof Nicky Clayton , Prof Clive Wilkins , Elias Garcia and Dr Alex Schnell, members of the Department of Psychology, suggested in an article published in the latest issue of "Science", an innovative approach for psychologists to study biological basis to blindspots in seeing and roadblocks in thinking - not only in humans...

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