Centre launches new mentorship programme in partnership with In2Science
10 August 2020
The Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN) is excited to embark on a new partnership with In2science by launching a new pilot mentorship programme.
Artificial intelligence algorithm finds “needle in a haystack” brain abnormalities on MRI
23 July 2020
Some patients with epilepsy that is not controlled with medications have brain abnormalities that are missed on MRI scans. These patients can have probes inserted into their brain to find the abnormality. A recent study finds that their artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can find some of these hidden MRI abnormalities without the need for invasive procedures.
Deputy Director promoted to professor
20 July 2020
Martina Callaghan, Deputy Director, and head of the Physics Team at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging has been promoted to professor for her outstanding contribution to neuroscience.
The value of advice from the perspective of a decision neuroscientist
29 June 2020
Elisa recently wrote a review in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry discussing advice-taking as a bridge between decision neuroscience and mental capacity.
Two PhD students awarded UCL’s Jon Driver Prize for outstanding young neuroscientists
26 June 2020
Two PhD students, Max Rollwage and Yunzhe Liu, from the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging have been awarded UCL’s Jon Driver Prize for being outstanding young neuroscientists.
PhD student Yunzhe Liu awarded UCL Neuroscience Early Career Prize
26 June 2020
Yunzhe Liu, PhD student at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging has been awarded the UCL Early Career Neuroscience Prize (junior category) to recognise his outstanding work published in the last year.
Is this thought “mine” or “yours”? New study finds our brains can be trained to distinguish between the two
15 June 2020
A new study by the Centre’s Cognition and Computational Psychiatry team has found that our brains can be trained to learn whether a thought is “mine” or “yours”. This means that the ability to put yourself into someone else’s shoes is flexible, rather than fixed.
Dreaming and the hippocampus: research identifies a brain region that is crucial for enabling us to dream
8 June 2020
Research led by Dr Goffredina Spanò from the Memory and Space Team at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging have found that damage to the hippocampus (a part of the brain that plays an important role in learning and memory) may have an effect on dreaming.
MEG Team awarded funding to enhance technology aiming to improve accuracy of pre-surgical planning for epilepsy
28 May 2020
A new project to harness quantum technology to enable better planning for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery has been funded by the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing.
Information “blindness”: Having high confidence in a belief means our brains do not process contradictory information
26 May 2020
Researchers from the Metacognition Team find that people are selective about the information that they process, depending on whether it confirms or contradicts a prior belief, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.