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The Centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidmiology have found that people in their 40s and 50s who were more engaged with hobbies scored better on memory and thinking tests as they approached 80.
A BBSRC International Partnership mini-symposium with National Taiwan University.
Professor Sharon Abrahams (Psychology and Euan MAcDoanld Centre for MND Research) has found thatfour out of five people with motor neuron disease are likely to experience changes in their brain function, as well as impaired movement.
08.30 Arrival and registration
Chaired by: Prof Siddharthan Chandran, Director, Edinburgh Neuroscience
A new study led by Dr Stuart Ritchie (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences) has shown that an extra year of schooling can noticeably increase a person’s IQ. This study provides the strongest evidence yet that education raises intelligence test scores as the researchers found that an extra year of schooling leads to a small but noticeable rise in intelligence scores.
Research led by Paul Hoffman (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences) has found t
Neuroscience research in Edinburgh takes place within a vibrant, integrated, and interdisciplinary research environment that encourages interaction between researchers working at all levels, from molecules, through synapses and networks, to cognit
As we mature into adults, the brain has established and refined billions of connections.
Within a month of life commencing, we start forming the early structures that make up the human brain. Millions of cells (neurones and glia) are generated and all have to migrate to the correct location and make connections with other cells.
Throughout our lives our bodies are constantly changing. Some of these changes occur during specific times (such as childhood) while others occur thoughout life (e.g.