We have been advised that hands on activities should be cancelled in line with the recent COVID-19 issue. As the hands on experiments are a big part of our event, we have made the sad decision to postpone science night tomorrow (Wednesday 11 March 2020) and plan to include this in our summer celebrations. Apologies […]
Congratulation to MRC CBU’s Amy Orben who has been honoured with the British Psychological Society’s Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research. Amy said she was honoured to receive the award, and that she strongly believed that even 10 years ago her doctoral work would have been difficult to publish, due to its lack of positive results […]
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 9am-6pm This will be held in the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK-CI) Main Lecture Theatre (on main Addenbrooke’s campus). Registration is free. Complimentary tea/coffee, lunch and evening reception will be provided. Registration: Please click here to access the booking page and for more information.
Between 14-30% of children and adolescents worldwide have learning difficulties severe enough to require additional support. These difficulties are often associated with cognitive and/or behavioural problems. In some cases, children who are struggling at school receive a formal diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty or disability, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or developmental language disorder, or […]
Despite a longstanding and widespread influence of the diagnostic approach to mental ill health, there is an emerging and growing consensus that such psychiatric nosologies may no longer be fit for purpose in research and clinical practice. In their place, there is gathering support for a “transdiagnostic” approach that cuts across traditional diagnostic boundaries or, […]
In the healthy human brain, the processing of language mainly relies on the left hemisphere, while the processing of other complex sounds recruits both sides of the brain. In this study, we scanned the brains of nine patients with semantic dementia (SD) and compared their structure and function to fourteen age-matched controls. Using MRI we […]
The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC CBU), University of Cambridge, BrainBus initiative was drawn up as part of the Unit’s internal Equality and Diversity programme. Launched in 2019, the activity has been funded and supported by the University of Cambridge Diversity Fund. The purpose of the BrainBus project is to provide a pivotal […]
CBU vision night: looking at the brain As part of the 2020 Cambridge Science Festival (09 – 22 March), the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC CBU) will be hosting another in-house Science Night event, exploring parts of the various research programmes being carried out at the Unit. This will be held on: Wednesday […]