In a new article in Current Biology, Andy Calder from the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, together with researchers at The Vision Centre, University of Sydney reveal that, when in doubt about the direction of another person’s gaze, we are more likely to think that the person is staring at us, even when they aren’t. […]
CBU Open Day – Saturday June 22nd 10am-4pm As part of the MRC Centenary celebrations the CBU will be holding an Open Day at our site in Chaucer Road on Saturday 22nd June 10am-4pm. The event is free and open to the public, and there is no need to book in advance. See exhibits on […]
Emily Holmes, senior scientist at the CBU, has recently been awarded €45,000 as a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. The award is given in recognition of Emily’s past accomplishments in research and teaching. We are delighted to congratulate Emily on this award.
A study conducted by researchers at the MRC CBU, led by Susanne Schweizer, which was published in the Journal of Neuroscience (20 March) has investigated the possibility of improving individuals’ affective control capacity, which refers to the ability to keep focusing on the current task despite emotional distraction. The study showed that emotional working memory […]
Nadja Tschentscher, a 3rd-year PhD student at the CBU, has just received a Research Fellowship in Science from Girton College, University of Cambridge. This will allow her to carry out post-doctoral research at the CBU for 3 years after her PhD. Focusing on EEG/MEG methodology, Nadja will investigate brain oscillations and network connectivity in mental […]
If you are about to become a parent or currently have a child aged 0 to 24 months and you wish to volunteer your child to be part of our participant pool, then we would like to hear from you! What are we trying to find out? Our studies ask a number of questions, such […]
New research highlights a memory strategy that may help people who suffer from depression in recalling positive day-to-day experiences. The study is published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Previous research has shown that being able to call up concrete, detailed memories that are positive or self-affirming can help […]
What precisely constitutes a “difference” in brain activity? The answer has implications for cognitive neuroscientists who use neuroimaging to test theories about whether different brain regions support different cognitive functions. In a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Bernhard Staresina and colleagues introduce a new method called “state-trace analysis”, […]