Centre wins grant for new project exploring dementia within Parkinson’s disease
28 April 2021
A project focused on supporting dialogue and raising awareness of dementia within the Parkinson’s community has been funded by a Wellcome Research Enrichment – Public Engagement grant. Dr Rimona Weil, Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s Vision in Parkinson’s Disease research team and a Principal Investigator at the UCL Dementia Research Centre, will lead the project, which aims to better involve patients in research targeting dementia in Parkinson’s.
Embedding a culture of public engagement
21 April 2021
Since 2018, the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging have been running a long-term culture change study on the attitudes and perceptions of staff towards public engagement. In 2020, the study found that the culture of public engagement remains strong and is something the Centre and the public engagement team should be truly proud of.
Dr Tobias Hauser awarded FENS-Kavli Scholarship for scientific excellence, originality, and leadership in neuroscience
21 April 2021
Dr Tobias Hauser, Principal Investigator of the Developmental Computational Psychiatry team at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, has been selected as a 2021 Scholar of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence. He will work alongside other early-career investigators to improve and promote neuroscience research across Europe.
World Bipolar Day
30 March 2021
World Bipolar Day is celebrated each year on 30th March. At the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, our researchers are investigating the brain mechanisms which drive bipolar disorder, to help predict future manic and depressive episodes.
This is why your teenager is ignoring you
25 March 2021
A new study from researchers at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging shows that teenagers’ ability to judge the quality of their own decisions drives their tendency to ignore advice.
Centre gains funding to co-produce film script on awareness and dementia
4 February 2021
A project aiming to develop a feature film exploring self-awareness in dementia has been funded by the UCL Knowledge Exchange Fund.
Dr Quentin Huys awarded Wellcome Investigator Award to study how maladaptive thinking patterns arise and cause emotions.
19 January 2021
Dr Quentin Huys, Principal Investigator of the Applied Computations Psychiatry Team at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging has received a Wellcome Investigator Award funded until 2026 to study the neurobiology of maladaptive thinking patterns in people with depression, and how they increase the risk of relapse.
Dr Steve Fleming Co-PI on new EPSRC Programme Grant
18 January 2021
With significant support from EPSRC, UCL together with the University of Oxford and a cohort of academic, industrial and deployment partners are embarking on an ambitious five-year programme of work on Engineering, Exploring and Exploiting the Building Blocks of Embodied Intelligence.
Learning boosts happiness more than rewards do
7 January 2021
How we learn about our world may be more important for how we feel than the rewards we actually receive.
New app designed to help scientists figure out what determines happiness though fun games
6 January 2021
The Happiness Project turns neuroscience experiments which could previously only be conducted in the lab into fun games which anyone can play at any time on their phone.