International Conference on Working Memory Cambridge, 9th – 11th July 2014 This conference is being held in celebration of the exceptional contributions of Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch, on the 40th anniversary of the publication of their model of working memory in 1974. The conference will cover the full range of theoretical and empirical approaches to the […]
Tristan Bekinschtein and Nikolaus Kriegeskorte have both recently given book reviews for the Times Higher Education supplement. Tristan reviewed ‘Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist’ by Christof Koch, read his review here and Nikolaus reviewed ‘Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are’ by Sebastian Seung, and you can read his review here.
The CBU is one of the eight UK sites to offer whole-head magnetoencephalography (MEG), and CBU MEG scientists Richard Henson and Yury Shtyrov are part of a nationwide collaborative initiative (led by Professor Krish Singh at Cardiff University) that has recently been awarded £1.3M by the MRC and EPSRC, in order to bring together clinical […]
Four CBU scientists will receive additional funding under a new scheme launched to mark the upcoming MRC Centenary in 2013. Richard Meiser-Stedman, an MRC funded Clinician Scientist Fellow based at the Unit, will use his award to further his work on understanding the nature of PTSD and developing early stage treatments; Michael Ewbank, a CBU […]
Drs. Mark Buckley (University of Oxford), Andrew Bell (CBU, seen left), and Natasha Sigala (Sussex University, Visiting Scientist of the CBU) have been awarded a £1.7M MRC project grant to examine neural activity and interactions within a network of cortical regions responsible for mediating choice behaviour. A key region in this network is frontopolar cortex […]
We often recognise that a person is familiar before we recollect how we know them. In a recent publication in Nature Neuroscience, CBU scientists Bernhard Staresina, Rik Henson and colleagues in Bonn, Germany, combined functional magnetic resonance imaging of healthy volunteers with intrancranial electroencephalographic recordings from patients to reveal the time-courses of familiarity and recollection […]
The CBU’s Tom Manly took to the stage at the Secret Garden Party festival this weekend alongside acts such as Orbital, Tim Minchin, Utah Saints, Robin Ince and ‘Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly’. The four-day sold-out summer festival that last year saw 26,000 attendees is held near Cambridge each year, and Tom was taking part […]
Can some types of amnesia arise, ironically, from remembering too much? And can this excessive memory impair our ability to perceive things? In a paper in Neuron, a team led by Morgan Barense (formerly at CBU, now at University of Toronto), Rik Henson (CBU, seen left), Lisa Saksida and Tim Bussey (University of Cambridge) and colleagues […]