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.
UCL World Stroke Day Forum 2019
14 November 2019
This year’s UCL World Stroke Day Forum brought together more than 200 stroke survivors and 70 researchers and clinicians from across London, to discuss the future of stroke rehabilitation in the UK.
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.