In early March, the MRC CBU installed the latest EEG/MEG brain scanning technology, the new MEGIN Triux Neo EEG/MEG scanner. The CBU is one of only 10 sites in the UK to have this technology available. The scanner will support the CBU’s world-leading research into the fundamental mechanisms of underlying cognition in health and brain […]
As many as one in 20 families worldwide is thought to include a child with a learning disability, but little is known about how this affects the parents’ mental health and wellbeing. Although some parents experience depression and anxiety, it is not clear why some are at greater risk than others. Professor Claire Hughes from […]
We have been advised that hands on activities should be cancelled in line with the recent COVID-19 issue. As the hands on experiments are a big part of our event, we have made the sad decision to postpone science night tomorrow (Wednesday 11 March 2020) and plan to include this in our summer celebrations. Apologies […]
Congratulation to MRC CBU’s Amy Orben who has been honoured with the British Psychological Society’s Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research. Amy said she was honoured to receive the award, and that she strongly believed that even 10 years ago her doctoral work would have been difficult to publish, due to its lack of positive results […]
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 9am-6pm This will be held in the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK-CI) Main Lecture Theatre (on main Addenbrooke’s campus). Registration is free. Complimentary tea/coffee, lunch and evening reception will be provided. Registration: Please click here to access the booking page and for more information.
Between 14-30% of children and adolescents worldwide have learning difficulties severe enough to require additional support. These difficulties are often associated with cognitive and/or behavioural problems. In some cases, children who are struggling at school receive a formal diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty or disability, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or developmental language disorder, or […]
Despite a longstanding and widespread influence of the diagnostic approach to mental ill health, there is an emerging and growing consensus that such psychiatric nosologies may no longer be fit for purpose in research and clinical practice. In their place, there is gathering support for a “transdiagnostic” approach that cuts across traditional diagnostic boundaries or, […]
In the healthy human brain, the processing of language mainly relies on the left hemisphere, while the processing of other complex sounds recruits both sides of the brain. In this study, we scanned the brains of nine patients with semantic dementia (SD) and compared their structure and function to fourteen age-matched controls. Using MRI we […]