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.
2020 Public Engagement Awards celebrate three outstanding contributions to the Centre
15 May 2020
Three awards have been presented at an online ceremony to celebrate the wonderful people and projects behind another successful year of Public Engagement at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging.
Professor Neil Burgess 2020 William James Fellow
4 May 2020
We are delighted to announce that the Association for Psychological Science have made Prof Neil Burgess (Space and Memory principal investigator) a 2020 William James Fellow for contributions to the basic science of psychology.
Director and honorary principal investigator elected Fellows of the Royal Society
30 April 2020
In recognition for her outstanding contribution to science, the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging’s Director, Professor Cathy Price has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, alongside honorary principal investigator Professor Tim Behrens.
Patterns of Perception – People with Parkinson’s, dancers, artists and researchers share their creative collaborations in central London exhibition
4 March 2020
An exhibition at Central St Martins, central London, is showcasing and celebrating a unique collaboration that aimed to find better ways to dispel misconceptions and communicate real insights into the experiences of those living with Parkinson’s Disease.
Centre Celebrates 25 years at 12 Queen Square
6 February 2020
On Friday 31st January 2020 the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at University College London celebrated 25 years at 12 Queen Square and the official launch of the new 7T MRI and OPM laboratories.
Samuel Ereira wins 2019 Cordwainer's Best Thesis Prize
6 February 2020
Each year this £1000 prize is awarded, by The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, to a UCL MBPhD student for the best PhD thesis.