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21 NOVEMBER 2013:
Crowdsourcing neuroscience: new games added to The Great Brain Experiment
Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL have found that by using a mobile app, it is possible to gather, on a large scale , the type of information that can traditionally only be gleaned from lab experiments.
23 JULY 2013:
Brain picks out salient sounds from background noise by tracking frequency and time
New research reveals how our brains are able to pick out important sounds from the noisy world around us. The findings, published online today in the journal 'eLife' could lead to new diagnostic tests for hearing disorders
11 MARCH 2013:
The Great Brain Experiment
Our researchers have created a mobile app. Play games on your phone and contribute to brain research!
06 FEBRUARY 2013:
Mind maths: Your personal prediction machine
The brain's crystal ball may arise from a blend of cunning statistics and a technique that minimises surprises linked to the laws of thermodynamics
24 JANUARY 2013:
04 JANUARY 2013:
Professor Ray Dolan awarded the 2013 Klaus Joachim Zülch Prize
The K-J. Zülch Prize of the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation has been awarded for outstanding achievements in basic neurological research every year since 1990. The prize is endowed with 50,000 Euro and has, until now, always been awarded and shared by two scientists.
05 DECEMBER 2012:
Learning to control brain activity improves visual sensitivity
Training human volunteers to control their own brain activity in precise areas of the brain can enhance fundamental aspects of their visual sensitivity.
10 OCTOBER 2012:
Nasty noises: Why do we recoil at unpleasant sounds?
Heightened activity between emotional and auditory parts of the brain explains why the sound of chalk on a blackboard or a knife on a bottle is so unpleasant.
29 AUGUST 2012:
Tuning a piano 'moulds the mind'
Tuning a piano also tunes the brain, say researchers who have seen structural changes within the brains of professional piano tuners.
26 JUNE 2012:
Professor Cathy Price awarded the 2012 IPSEN Foundation Neuropsychology Prize
The jury of the IPSEN Foundation has awarded Professor Cathy Price of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL the Neuropsychology Prize for 2012 (20,000 €) for her outstanding contribution to the domain of reading and writing. The citation records that her research has had a highly significant impact on the development of the field.
20 JUNE 2012:
‘Memory Trace’ at the Wellcome Trust
Gayle Chong Kwan’s ‘Memory Trace’, a newly commissioned photographic work displayed in the windows of the Wellcome Trust headquarters, draws inspiration from the work of the Memory & Space group.
17 APRIL 2012:
Metacognition: computation, neurobiology & function
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B May issue organized & edited by Stephen M. Fleming, Raymond J. Dolan, Christopher D. Frith May 19, 2012; 367 (1594).
13 MARCH 2012:
Free Energy Principle Workshop to be held in July 2012
Confirmed speakers are:- Karl Friston, Will Penny, Jean Daunizeau, Stefan Kiebel, Andre Bastos, Rosalyn Moran, Harriet Brown, Richard Adams, James Kilner, Sven Bestmann, Klaas Enno Stephan, Paul Fletcher & James Hopkins
22 FEBRUARY 2012:
Professor Ray Dolan gives the Turing Lecture.
The lecture speaker, Professor Ray Dolan, Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL at the IET / BCS Turing Lecture 2012 took to the stage to discuss the challenges Turing faced in relation to the Enigma, exploring Turing’s strongly Bayesian problem solving approaches and looking at the similarities with the problems the brain faces in making sense of its environment.
01 FEBRUARY 2012:
Alpha males get a beta in the board room.
Testosterone-fuelled men are stubborn and hard to work with, say scientists. Macho men might beg to differ, but it seems that testosterone doesn't lead to good results in the workplace.
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