Understanding and supporting mental health and learning in children Saturday 11th March 2017. 10am-3pm (Programme to follow) This workshop is free of charge. To book a place please email: CALM@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is an effective treatment option that can help prevent the recurrence of major depression in those who are currently in remission. The paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): Psychiatry and co-authored by […]
Consciously suppressing memories of certain events can cause an amnesiac shadow which can disrupt other unrelated memories. A paper recently published by Michael Anderson and Rik Henson of CBU and Justin Hulbert now at Bard College in Nature Communications showed that deliberately suppressing unwanted memories can lead to amnesia of other events happening near in […]
The CBU’s Matt Davis was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science Programme about his and Ed Sohoglu’s paper about perceptual learning of degraded speech in cochlear implant users. You can download the programme here The item starts 21 minutes into the programme.
Growing up in a deprived environment can have a profoundly negative effect on a child’s development. Children from deprived backgrounds are more likely to be placed in special education, fail courses, and complete fewer years of schooling. The effect of early deprivation is also persistent – growing up in poverty can set a life-long trajectory […]
A new paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of American (PNAS) explains why and how a commonly used training method helps people with cochlear implants to understand speech. In the research, Ed Sohoglu and Matt Davis used brain imaging (combined magneto- and electro-encephalography, i.e. M/EEG) […]
Working memory, the capacity to store information for brief periods, has been suggested to play a critical role in learning such as reading and mathematics. It has been claimed that this capacity is enhanced by intensive training. New findings indicate that the benefits of training do not extend to children’s long-term academic achievements. A randomised […]
Elizabeth Byrne, a PhD student at CBU has been awarded a Fellowship from the British Council of Japan to take part in the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Summer Programme. The aim of this programme is to foster young researchers and promote scientific collaboration between Japan and other countries. Elizabeth will spend 2 months […]