Brain Box Challenge visits Tickenham2 December 2013Dave Turk, James Hutson, Jan Hillman and Camille Koenig took the Brain Box Challenge to Tickenham on Friday 29th December to work with the Year 5/6 class.
£23m to drive advances in population health sciences research: MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) officially opens today21 November 2013The University of Bristol is to benefit from £23 million of research funding that will exploit the latest advances in technology and develop new analysis methods to improve understanding of how our family background, behaviours and genes work together to affect how we develop and remain healthy or become ill. The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (IEU), jointly funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Bristol, is officially opened today
New app helps you find a HappyPlace20 November 2013A new app, HappyPlace, to help people cope with low mood is launched today by the Mental Health Foundation in partnership with the University of Bristol.
Changing Children’s Understanding of the Brain18 November 2013Prof. Bruce Hood and his colleague Dr. Nathalie Gjersoe analysed the impact of a science lecture based on the 2011 Royal Institution Christmas Lecture on Bristol children from low performing schools.
Remembering Tom Troscianko15 November 2013A truly heartfelt Guardian article written by Dr Pete Etchells captures why he was an exceptional professor and a wonderful person to know.
International Conference on Social Robotics28 October 2013The International Conference on Social Robotics will take place on the 27th - 29th October and brings researchers and practitioners together to report and discuss the latest progress in the field of social robotics.
Public engagement in a local secondary school4 October 2013For year 8 and year 12, Dr Hinton ran a mini workshop entitled 'Food on the brain', regarding how food cues in the environment can influence our appetite and lead to increase risk of obesity.
Bryony McGarry Highly Commended23 September 2013Bryony McGarry's essay "What theoretical interpretations of Capgras Delusion exist and to what extent are they supported by neurological evidence?" has been Highly Commended in the 2013 Undergraduate Awards.
Promotions in Experimental Psychology1 August 2013Congratulations to Dr Ute Leonards on her promotion to Reader in Neuropsychology, and to Dr Simon Farrell on his promotion to Professor of Cognitive Psychology.
Children as young as seven affected by parents smoking24 July 2013A new study out today [24 July] shows that children as young as seven had elevated levels of cotinine (a by-product of nicotine) in their blood if their mother smoked, particularly children whose mothers smoked ten cigarettes a day or more.
Bruce Hood to appear on Dara O Briain's Science Club22 July 2013On Thursday 25th July at 8pm on BBC 2, Professor Bruce Hood will be joining Dara O Briain as he looks inside our heads to explore how much we know about our brains and how much our brains give away about us.
Welcome to our Summer Visitors8 July 2013Welcome to Salvador Bueno and Dolores Gallego, University of Pablo de Olavide at Seville, Spain and Christopher Moulin and Celine Souchay, University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Congratulations to our Postgraduate winners24 June 201319 PhD students presented at the Postgraduate Conference on Monday and it was great to see that our students continue to conduct interesting and high-calibre research.
Suzi, Angela and Marcus win BAP awards20 June 2013Suzi Gage, Angela Attwood and Marcus Munafo of TARG have each won British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP) awards. The awards will be presented at the annual BAP conference at the conference dinner in July
TARG research presented at the Houses of Parliament7 June 2013Olivia Maynard and Marcus Munafo were invited to present TARG’s research on cigarette packaging and alcohol consumption at a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology exhibition at the Houses of Parliament this week The event was interactive and was run in collaboration with seven of the leading public sector bodies that fund research on health and wellbeing in the UK.
TARG involved in large new research programme11 May 2013An interdisciplinary research team, which includes members of TARG, has been awarded a grant of £12 million by the EPSRC for a scheme known as SPHERE (Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment).