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Read more at: Imogen Bird's research project was awarded the BPS Cognitive Section Undergraduate Project Prize 2022

Imogen Bird's research project was awarded the BPS Cognitive Section Undergraduate Project Prize 2022

18 August 2022

Imogen Bird's research project was awarded the BPS Cognitive Section Undergraduate Project Prize 2022 logo-the-british-psychological-society.png Many congratulations to Imogen Bird, whose Part II research project was awarded the BPS Cognitive Section Undergraduate Project Prize 2022. Imogen’s project, which investigated...


Read more at: Prof Nicky Clayton’s Comparative Cognition Lab for bird intelligence has received donations to remain open.

Prof Nicky Clayton’s Comparative Cognition Lab for bird intelligence has received donations to remain open.

25 July 2022

We are delighted to announce that due to a number of generous donations from both members of the public and the scientific community, together with support from the University of Cambridge, we are able to keep the corvid aviaries at Madingley open for a further five years. We are very grateful to everyone who has...


Read more at: Congratulations to the Departmental Professors listed in the 'Top Psychology Scientists in the World' list.

Congratulations to the Departmental Professors listed in the 'Top Psychology Scientists in the World' list.

5 May 2022

Top Psychology Scientists Congratulations to the Departmental Professors listed in the 'Top Psychology Scientists in the World' list. Trevor W. Robbins Simon Baron-Cohen Michael E. Lamb Barry J. Everitt Sarah-Jayne Blakemore Lorraine K. Tyler Usha Goswami Anthony Dickinson Since 2014, the Research.com highlights the top...


Read more at: Prof Sander van der Linden is elected a Fellow of the Psychonomic Society

Prof Sander van der Linden is elected a Fellow of the Psychonomic Society

27 April 2022

Prof Sander van der Linden is elected a Fellow (FPsyS) of the Psychonomic Society sander_van_der_linden_with_name.png “The Fellows program recognizes members who demonstrate clear evidence of independent scholarship, active engagement in methodologically rigorous and theoretically interesting high-level research, and...


Read more at: Study of women’s birth experiences in England during COVID-19 is published this week by members of the department in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Study of women’s birth experiences in England during COVID-19 is published this week by members of the department in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

12 April 2022

The authors say these predominantly negative childbirth experiences appeared to be linked to a loss of choice and control, and a lack of clear communication from healthcare providers.


Read more at: A new study published by researchers in our department shows that children with dyslexia have atypical speech entrainment across multiple linguistic timescales

A new study published by researchers in our department shows that children with dyslexia have atypical speech entrainment across multiple linguistic timescales

23 March 2022

The role of rhythm has been found to be a key factor in language development. We asked, how do the rhythmic features of the speech signal map on to the rhythmic activity of the brain? And are there any differences between children with dyslexia and controls? Based on our prior theoretical work, we predicted that the brain...


Read more at: Memory and concentration problems are common in long COVID and must not be ignored, say scientists

Memory and concentration problems are common in long COVID and must not be ignored, say scientists

16 March 2022

https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/memory-long-COVID


Read more at: Professor Sander van der Linden elected member of the APA task force on climate change

Professor Sander van der Linden elected member of the APA task force on climate change

10 March 2022

sander_van_der_linden_with_name.png Psychologists on an action plan addressing climate change Professor Sander van der Linden was elected as a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) task force on climate change . Read the report for all psychologists, with 12 recommendations for the field, on how...


Read more at: Maisha Hossain (PBS 2018-2021) has been awarded an Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Award (OSCEA)

Maisha Hossain (PBS 2018-2021) has been awarded an Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Award (OSCEA)

4 February 2022

Many congratulations to Maisha Hossain (PBS 2018-2021) who has been awarded an Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Award (OSCEA) in the Representative category. cup-1013619_640.jpg In her role as the Wellbeing, Education and Diversity Committee student representative, Maisha was instrumental in setting up a...


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...