Spontaneous brain fluctuations influence risk-taking
26 August 2019
Minute-to-minute fluctuations in human brain activity, linked to changing levels of dopamine, impact whether we make risky decisions, finds a new UCL study.
Human brains reorganise experiences while resting to find new solutions
5 July 2019
At rest, our brains spontaneously replay our experiences and explore new possibilities, which may form the basis of our powerful reasoning abilities, finds a new study led by UCL and University of Oxford researchers.
Centre hosts first newly launched Public Engagement Awards
12 April 2019
On April 2019, the Centre held its first ever Public Engagement Awards ceremony in our offices in central London. These awards celebrated the success of the Centre’s public engagement activity over the past year, and recognised and rewarded the fantastic members of our team who have been particularly instrumental in these efforts.
Study finds people underestimate their abilities when feedback is withheld
13 March 2019
A person’s confidence in their own abilities may be significantly underestimated in the absence of external feedback, finds a new study.