Reliability of Neuroscience Research Questioned22 April 2013A team led by academics from the University of Bristol reviewed 48 articles on neuroscience meta-analysis which were published in 2011 and concluded that most had an average power of around 20 per cent – a finding which means the chance of the average study discovering the effect being investigated is only one in five.
South West Undergraduate Conference, March 201325 March 2013The prize for best oral presentation was awarded to Year 3 University of Bristol student Rebecca Griggs for her talk on "The effects of expectancy information on cephalic phase responses to food".
Does motion break camouflage?21 March 2013A new study by Bristol researchers (Joanna Hall, Nick Scott-Samuel, Roland Baddeley and Innes Cuthill) has investigated whether camouflage patterns can provide benefits when targets are in motion.
Findings of a Love Drug?18 March 2013Oxytocin has been called the cuddle chemical and the love hormone. It is thought to be involved in maternal bonding, sexual pleasure, empathy and generosity: all the things which make life worth living. It’s easy to see why it’s being touted as the solution to all of mankind’s ills. But is it really that simple?
Popular psychology talks to be held in China12 March 2013Bristol’s award-winning Professor Bruce Hood, whose Royal Society Christmas lectures were the most successful televised talks of their kind to date, is to visit China where he will introduce aspiring scientists to his unique approach to the human mind.
TAP Building Global Engagements5 March 2013The Bristol TAP lab are using Building Global Engagements Research funding from the Uni (via EPSRC) to engage with researchers from the Faculty of Human Movement Science, University Amsterdam.
Cracking the semantic code13 February 2013Half of a word's meaning is simply a three dimensional summary of the rewards associated with it, according to an analysis of millions of blog entries undertaken by researchers from the University of Bristol and published today in PLoS ONE.