The MRC CEO Diversity Award has been awarded to CBU scientists Fionnuala Murphy and Rogier Kievit. It recognises their important contributions to making the CBU a forward-thinking environment that rewards staff fairly and values diversity in the work place, and to sharing this good practice both locally and nationally.
How the brain uses prior expectations to improve perception of degraded speech In a new study published in BLOS Biology, Helen Blank and Matt Davis have shown that the brain uses predictive neural mechanisms to combine sensory signals and prior knowledge during the perception of degraded speech. Perception inevitably depends on combining sensory input with […]
Cam-CAN allows open access to raw data The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN; www.cam-can.org) is pleased to announce the release of raw data from the first wave of Phase II of the Cam-CAN cohort. These data include MRI, MEG and cognitive data from approximately 650 males and females uniformly distributed from 18 to […]
A new CALM study published by the CALM Team has shown that ADHD behaviours are strongly linked with difficulties in the social use of language, and more weakly associated with formal language knowledge. The research team investigated the relationship between ADHD behaviours and language in a sample of children referred to the CALM clinic […]
A new study has revealed that focal hippocampal lesions disrupt structural and functional connectivity even between distal brain regions potentially contributing to the amnesia experienced by these individuals. The lead researcher, Rik Henson, said “These individuals are rare and their involvement illustrates the value of collaborations between the MRC CBU and the Neuropsychology Department […]
A study has shown that brain stimulation does not enhance any training gains from working memory training. Working memory (WM) is the cognitive ability that enables us to remember information for short periods of time. It also allows us to juggle multiple thoughts and focus on what we are doing. Individuals with poor WM struggle […]
The Michaelmas Term programme of Chaucer Club talks is now published. All talks are free and open to all, we do however have limited space and entry is first come first served. You can find the programme here http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/seminar-information/chaucer-club/ There is limited parking at the CBU Please find details of how to get to the […]
Roni Tibon and Elisa Cooper publish an article, aimed at children, about increasing memory. In the article published in Frontiers for Young Minds, Roni Tibon and Elisa Cooper explain how to increase our ability to remember, either for a few seconds or for many years. They explain that memory is a way of thinking that ties together several pieces […]