New research, based on earlier results in mice, suggests that our brains are never at rest, even when we are not learning anything about the world around us.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers have developed an AI algorithm that can detect and identify different types of brain injuries.
May 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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New brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence, allowing teenagers to develop more complex adult social skills, but potentially putting them at increased risk of mental illness, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Jan. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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Stepheni Uh is a PhD candidate in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her research studying the cognitive effects of growing up in poverty, the gap between science and policy, and falling asleep in an MRI machine.
Oct. 24, 2019 • ~4 min
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New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem cells to a younger, healthier state.
Aug. 14, 2019 • ~4 min
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Researchers have identified how the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information: a result which suggests there is an ‘inner pickpocket’ in all of us.
May 21, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: engineering spotlight-on-neuroscience brain neuroscience
Over half a million people take part in largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have completed the world’s largest ever study of typical sex differences and autistic traits. They tested and confirmed two long-standing psychological theories: the Empathising-Systemising theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism.
Nov. 12, 2018 • ~7 min
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