Study shows how our brains remain active during familiar, repetitive tasks

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  engineering  animal-research  brain  neuroscience  algorithm

AI successfully used to identify different types of brain injuries

Researchers have developed an AI algorithm that can detect and identify different types of brain injuries.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  machine-learning  brain  neuroscience  artificial-intelligence  imaging  ai

Brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence to prepare teenagers for adult life

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).

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience children brain mental-health teenagers

Women in STEM: Stepheni Uh

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  children  brain  neuroscience

Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

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. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience stem-cells brain multiple-sclerosis-ms

Study identifies our ‘inner pickpocket’

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 12, 2018 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience brain autism

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