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Prof Usha Goswami becomes a Fellow of the Royal Society

6 May 2021

prof-usha-goswami.jpg Prof Usha Goswami becomes a Fellow of the Royal Society The distinguished group of scientists were selected for their exceptional contributions to science. " Usha Goswami becomes a Fellow for her fundamental contributions to understanding how individual differences in children's 'phonological...

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Professor Goswami becomes member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

16 March 2021

Professor Usha Goswami has been elected a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina prof-usha-goswami.jpg The Leopoldina was founded in 1652 in Schweinfurt/Germany and is thus the oldest continuously existing academy of natural sciences and medicine in the world. The Academy selects its members among...

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Read more at: The Comparative Cognition Lab's research on the abilities of cuttlefish is featuring in respected media across the globe

The Comparative Cognition Lab's research on the abilities of cuttlefish is featuring in respected media across the globe

11 March 2021

cuttlefish_.jpg Recent research from the Comparative Cognition Lab in Cambridge on the self-control abilities of cuttlefish results show that cuttlefish can resist temptation, and the longer they resist the more intelligent they. The work was led by Cambridge researcher Dr Alexandra Schnell, together with Dr Markus Boeckle...

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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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