A team of researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) has discovered that the human brain can intentionally forget unwanted memories via two distinct and opposite processes. By improving our understanding of the brain mechanisms underlying these processes, known as ‘memory suppression’ and ‘memory substitution’, these findings may help explain why people can have problems […]
Emily Holmes, who has recently joined the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit from Oxford University, will be speaking at the Royal Society’s Women in Science event being held on Friday 19 October 2012. Emily serves on the Royal Society’s EDAN (Equality and Diversity Advisory Network) committee and will take part in the panel discussion […]
Applications are now being accepted for our three-year PhD positions, starting in October 2013. Full details on current research topics and potential supervisors are given on our website, and details on how to apply are given in our Postgraduate Study pages. We offer three fully funded MRC studentships for UK/EU candidates, and also welcome independently […]
On September 27th John Duncan received his Heineken Prize 2012 from the Prince of Orange, crown prince of the Netherlands, as part of a week of celebrations and events. John becomes Laureate of the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science for his remarkable innovative, multidisciplinary research into the relationships between psychology, behaviour and intelligence […]
Dr Matti Stenroos, a post-doc in the Cognition and Brain Sciences Methods group, has been awarded the Young Investigator Award in the category of modelling and methods at the Biomag 2012 conference in Paris. Dr Stenroos develops methods that allow us to estimate electrical brain activity from non-invasive measurements of electric potentials and magnetic fields […]
The CBU’s Tom Manly will be talking at the British Science Festival’s “Who are you? The Psychology of Consciousness” session in Aberdeen on Friday 7th September. This sold-out event, aimed at a general public audience, will examine the various ways that we use the term conscious, from basic registration of what is going on […]
International Conference on Working Memory Cambridge, 9th – 11th July 2014 This conference is being held in celebration of the exceptional contributions of Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch, on the 40th anniversary of the publication of their model of working memory in 1974. The conference will cover the full range of theoretical and empirical approaches to the […]
Tristan Bekinschtein and Nikolaus Kriegeskorte have both recently given book reviews for the Times Higher Education supplement. Tristan reviewed ‘Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist’ by Christof Koch, read his review here and Nikolaus reviewed ‘Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are’ by Sebastian Seung, and you can read his review here.