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CBU paper used as topic for science writing award

A CBU paper was the basis for an article by University of Sheffield student Elizabeth Kirkham which was the recent winning entry in the Access to Understanding science-writing competition for PhD students and early career post-doctoral researchers organized by Europe PubMed Central in partnership with The British Library. Entrants were asked to explain to a […]

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Now suppressing memories may help

New research shows that, contrary to what was previously assumed, suppressing unwanted memories reduces their influence on behaviour, and sheds light on how this process happens in the brain. The team at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and the University of Cambridge’s Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI) have examined how suppression affects a […]

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2014 Cambridge Science Festival at the CBU

An entertaining and educational evening of demonstrations and lectures will be held at the CBU on Wednesday 12th March. Our annual science open evening, this year titled “Brains and building blocks” is given as part of the Cambridge Science Festival and features lectures from three of our leading scientists highlighting our varied research, plus the […]

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Now hear this – Cambridge hearing event

From singing to arguing and watching a film to crossing a road, all are helped by a good sense of hearing. But can your ears can be fooled and what happens when your hearing gets damaged. Come along to get within ear shot of some amazing audio illusions, researchers and experiments. The Cambridge Science Centre […]

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Forget to remember – Michael Anderson explains all

CBU’s Michael Anderson featured in a recent broadcast with Big Picture Science, a show that was broadcast on National Public Radio in the US this month (January 2014).  He spoke about his research into why not remembering some things is key to remembering others.  Hear it here      

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CBU part of new UK dementia study

  The CBU is proud to be part of the NIHR-MRC Dementia Deep and Frequent Phenotyping feasibility study for the UK Dementia Platform.  The world class brain imaging facilities and expertise in magnetoencephalography (MEG) here will be used in partnership with the University of Cambridge Biomedical Research Unit in Dementia to identify brain technologies that […]

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Psychology: What’s the Next Big Thing?

What’s going to be the Next Big Thing in psychology – and how could current psychological research affect your life in the future? What are we discovering about how our minds influence our behaviour? During an entertaining evening at the Dana Centre, South Kensington you can meet scientists whose research could inform the future of […]

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CBU help save Christmas!

The CBU’s Tom Manly joined a cast including comedians Howard Read (CBBC), Robin Ince (Radio 4), Tiernan Douieb, Sara Pascoe, Helen Arney, Michael Legge, George Egg, and scientists Andrea Sella and Sujata Kundu at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre on Sunday 15th December for “The Santa Claus Science Experiment”. In the show magic has been banned from […]

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PhD student wins poster award for tinnitus research

PhD Student Philip Gomersall scooped an award for ‘Best poster in the category of tinnitus research’ at the Annual British Society of Audiology Conference in September.  Phil works with Bob Carlyon in the Hearing, Speech and Language group at CB and is conducting a part-time PhD that focuses on tinnitus in people who have a […]

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Better than panto – Tom Manly appearing in Comedy Club Christmas show

Comedy Club for Kids present ”The Santa Claus Science Experiment” on Sunday Sun 15th and Sun 22nd December 2.30pm at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre (near Euston, just a shortish walk from King’s Cross).  http://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/1847 The cast includes Howard Read (CBBC’s Little Howard’s Big Question), Robin Ince (BBCR4 Infinite Monkey Cage etc), Jo Neary, Sara Pascoe, Michael Legge, Nick Doody […]

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