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Read more at: A Christmas Special on the New Scientist features research work on Magic by Prof Wilkins and Clayton and Garcia-Pelegrin.

A Christmas Special on the New Scientist features research work on Magic by Prof Wilkins and Clayton and Garcia-Pelegrin.

23 December 2021

Magic and the Jays' mind newscientist12-2021.webp The Christmas Special of the New Scientist is bringing the research on Magic and the Jays where it is highlighted that the birds can be tricked with some Magic acts. See the article " What doing magic tricks for birds is revealing about animal minds" Read more: https://www...


Read more at: Professor Trevor Robbins receives the APS 2022 William James Fellow Award

Professor Trevor Robbins receives the APS 2022 William James Fellow Award

3 December 2021

prof_trevor_robbins_bcni.jpeg Professor Trevor W. Robbins is a recipient of the highest award of the APS (Association for Psychological Science), the William James Fellow award for 2022. On the APS award page , Professor Robbins is highlighted as an "Influential figure in the field of human psychology". This award is to...


Read more at: Prof Sander van der Linden's research is featured as part of the University's "Radical Thinkers" Campaign with a film about his work on fake news

Prof Sander van der Linden's research is featured as part of the University's "Radical Thinkers" Campaign with a film about his work on fake news

26 November 2021

The University of Cambridge is promoting 'The Vaccine for Fake News', a short film created as part of the University's "Radical Thinkers" Campaign to explain Sander's research and influence. sander_van_der_linden_with_name.png The campaign about Prof Sander van der Linden research is on. The University is promoting this...


Read more at: Dr. Miller, in international multi-lab collaboration, led study that identifies drivers of neophobia in corvids.

Dr. Miller, in international multi-lab collaboration, led study that identifies drivers of neophobia in corvids.

25 November 2021

Why are crows 'afraid' of unknown food and objects? < Visit the article > Dr Rachael Miller (Harrison) , Researcher in the Department of Psychology, brings us an overview of the recently published paper in Current Biology . Our 10-lab international collaboration on the socio-ecological correlates of neophobia - i.e...


Read more at: Congratulations to Professors Sander van der Linden and Simon Baron-Cohen awarded the Clarivate ISI Highly Cited Researcher 2021.

Congratulations to Professors Sander van der Linden and Simon Baron-Cohen awarded the Clarivate ISI Highly Cited Researcher 2021.

16 November 2021

Clarivate ISI Highly Cited Researcher 2021 Congratulations to Professors Simon Baron-Cohen and Sander van der Linden awarded the Clarivate ISI Highly Cited Researcher 2021. professor_simon_baron-cohen_photo_name.png sander_van_der_linden_with_name.png This is a recognition of the top 1% highly-cited papers for the field...


Read more at: Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021
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Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021

20 September 2021

Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021 The Department would like to highlight a group of postdocs, representing our community, for appreciation. "The active postdoc community in our department is absolutely key to our position as a world-leading research institution. Postdocs and research fellows are not only the primary...


Read more at: Psychology is ranked 1st in 2022 for Best UK Universities in The Guardian & Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Psychology in Cambridge is number 1 on the THE ranking

Psychology is ranked 1st in 2022 for Best UK Universities in The Guardian & Times Higher Education World University Rankings

16 September 2021

Psychology is ranked 1st in 2022 for Best UK Universities in The Guardian & Times Higher Education World University Rankings > See Ranking for Psychology in the Times Higher Education . > See Ranking for The Guadian A big congratulations to all the Psychology members for these amazing results.


Read more at: Sakshi Ghai has received the prestigious Jenessa Shapiro Graduate Research Award

Sakshi Ghai has received the prestigious Jenessa Shapiro Graduate Research Award

15 September 2021

sakshi_headshot.png Sakshi Ghai has been awarded the prestigious Jenessa Shapiro Award from Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). "The award is named in memory of UCLA professor Jenessa Shapiro, who thought it was extremely important to promote diversity and inclusion in her lab, at the university, and in...


Read more at: Alex Schnell, Nicky Clayton and other researchers have recently found that the cuttlefish can remember

Alex Schnell, Nicky Clayton and other researchers have recently found that the cuttlefish can remember

18 August 2021

Alexandra K. Schnell , Nicola S. Clayton (Department of Psychology), Roger T. Hanlon and Christelle Jozet-Alves on research funded by the Royal Society and the Grass Foundation, found evidence that the cuttlefish memory of specific events does not deteriorate with age. The results were published in the journal Proceedings...


Read more at: Alexandra Schnell and Nicola Clayton in article about intelligence observed in octopuses and UK new bill recognising animals as sentient.

Alexandra Schnell and Nicola Clayton in article about intelligence observed in octopuses and UK new bill recognising animals as sentient.

6 August 2021

a._schenell_and_n._clayton_new_scientist_.png An article in New Scientist, SPINELESS LEGISLATION, by Alexandra Schnell & Nicola Clayton discusses a study on invertebrates, particularly the octopuses, where behaviour indicates being able to experience emotions and pain. They defend that cephalopods have brain receptors...