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In Memory of Dr Dawn M Eagle (1968-2019).

9 July 2021

Amy Milton, Chiara Giuliano, Nicole Horst, Rutsuko Ito, Sharon Morein-Zamir, Jenn Murray & Emma Robinson. dawn_eagle.jpeg Dawn Eagle was a brilliant scientist, a caring and generous mentor, a fiercely loyal friend and ardent supporter of other women in science. Everything she did was accomplished with excellence...

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EBPS Symposium Tribute to the Late Dr Dawn Eagle.

9 July 2021

dawn_eagle.jpeg On July 15th, at the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society 's biennial meeting, Dr Amy Milton will chair a symposium in tribute to the late Dr Dawn Eagle, which will include a contribution from her past (Professor Christelle Baunez, Professor Emma Robinson, Dr Karly Turner) and present (Professor Trevor...

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Dr S. Schnall and R. Henderson published study finding that people more afraid of catching COVID-19 are more judgemental.

9 June 2021

Researchers studying how we make moral judgements found that people more concerned about catching COVID-19 were more disapproving of the wrong-doings of others, whatever they were doing wrong. “The link between being concerned about COVID-19 and moral condemnation is about risks to wellbeing. If you’re more conscious of...

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Read more at: Olivia Taylor, PBS undergraduate, receives the Vice-Chancellor's Social Impact Award.

Olivia Taylor, PBS undergraduate, receives the Vice-Chancellor's Social Impact Award.

21 May 2021

The 2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards winners. From left to right: Areeg Emarah, Natasha Godsiff, Olivia Taylor, Tse Uweja, Felix Reilly, Charlie Barty-King, Sheen Gurrib, Stuart Macpherson and Will Moody Warmest congratulations to PBS undergraduate Olivia Taylor, recipient of a Vice-Chancellor's Social Impact...

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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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