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.
Archives for March 2016
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 […]
A workshop on understanding and supporting problems in emotion and learning in children was held at the CBU on Saturday 16th April 2016. It was attended by professionals who work with children with problems with emotion and learning. To see the full programme click here For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The new ultrahigh field MRI scanner, called the “7T”, has arrived. The 17 tonne magnet lies at the heart of a world leading centre for brain imaging. The innovative Terra MRI system from Siemens will transform the ability to see in detail inside the working human brain, its structure, its function, its chemistry and the […]