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Daniel J Levitin, Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience to deliver Guest Lecture

Daniel Levitin runs the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception and Expertise at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of three books: This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs and The Organized Mind.

Posted on Wednesday 7 January, 2015

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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2015 - March 20th - Registration is now open!

Cambridge Neuroscience is delighted to announce the 27th CNS, 'The Making and Breaking of the Mind' hosted by the MRC LMB on Friday 20th March 2015.

Posted on Tuesday 7 October, 2014

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CSaP Policy Placement Opportunities in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

There are a range of opportunities for PhD students and post docs at Cambridge to take up part-time and full-time secondments in BIS - closing date Monday 2nd February.

Posted on Friday 23 January, 2015

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Webinar: How Stem Cells Speak with Immune Cells

Dr Stefano Pluchino from Clinical Neurosciences will deliver a webinar on 'How Stem Cells Speak with Immune Cells' on Monday January 26th.

Posted on Monday 19 January, 2015

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The Morality Instinct

The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) is committed to fostering a progressive and vibrant intellectual culture in the UK.

Posted on Friday 16 January, 2015

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Take part in FameLab

FameLab, the international competition to find the newest voices in Science, Engineering, Maths and Technology, returns to Cambridge in 2015.

Posted on Friday 16 January, 2015

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Public Engagement training courses at the University of Cambridge

There are a number of public engagement training courses available this term and next.

Posted on Tuesday 13 January, 2015

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Improving the future of drug development for central nervous system disorders.

Nature Reviews recently published a comment piece in which scientists, including Professor Barbara Sahakian, made recommendations about overcoming barriers to developing drugs for central nervous system (CNS) disorders.

Posted on Monday 12 January, 2015

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Congratulations to Dr Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir on selection as scholar of FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

Congratulations to Dr Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir on selection as scholar of FENS-Kavli Network

Posted on Friday 9 January, 2015

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Michel Goedert awarded the 2014 European Grand Prix for Research

Michel has been awarded the Prize for “his major work on the importance of the tau pathway in the genesis of Alzheimer’s disease”

Posted on Friday 9 January, 2015

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Neuroscience in the Courtroom - Report

In a joint collaboration between the Cambridge Neuroscience and Public Policy Strategic Initiatives, this report addresses how policy makers might respond to the use of neuroscientific evidence in the courtroom.

Posted on Monday 22 December, 2014

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5th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium - Imaging the Nervous System - Registration opens in January!

The "Imaging the Nervous System" symposium is an international meeting, which will take place on September 9th and 10th 2015. Registration will open in January.

Posted on Friday 19 December, 2014

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Congratulations to Ed Bullmore on £5M strategic award from Wellcome Trust.

Scientists searching for treatments to launch a £5m study that will explore a new link between immune disorders and mental illness.

Posted on Monday 22 December, 2014

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Differential rates of healthy cognitive ageing associated with distinct prefrontal brain changes

Researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and in Departments across the University of Cambridge have discovered that specific mental abilities decline with age at different rates because individuals’ brains age differently.

Posted on Monday 22 December, 2014

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Naked Neuroscience at Christmas - The Wanderings of a Naked Brain

This month on Naked Neuroscience we'll be trotting the globe to open our minds!

Posted on Monday 22 December, 2014

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Blame the Brain? Putting the brain on trial

This special Naked Neuroscience podcast series reports from Washington DC, where the International Neuroethics Society hosted their annual meeting at the AAAS headquarters.

Posted on Monday 22 December, 2014

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Peering into the Human Brain

This special Naked Neuroscience podcast series (first of three) reports from Washington DC, where the International Neuroethics Society hosted their annual meeting at the AAAS headquarters.

Posted on Monday 22 December, 2014

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Robots in Society

This special Naked Neuroscience podcast series, supported by the Wellcome Trust, reports from the International Neuroethics Society annual meeting at the AAAS headquarters in Washington DC.

Posted on Monday 22 December, 2014

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Congratulations to Dr David Belin on selection as scholar of FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

David Belin has been selected as one of the 20 first scholars of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence.

Posted on Monday 22 December, 2014

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OCD patients’ brains light up to reveal how compulsive habits develop

Misfiring of the brain’s control system might underpin compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to Cambridge Neuroscientists, writing in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Posted on Friday 19 December, 2014

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Congratulations to Dr Armin Lak on Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship

Throughout the fellowship, Armin will combine electrophysiological, optogenetic and behavioural tools to investigate fronto-basal ganglia interactions underlying decision making.

Posted on Friday 19 December, 2014

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Registration is now open for the 2015 Clinical Neurosciences BRC Spring School

The Clinical Neurosciences Brain Repair Centre Spring School on 'Inflammation and its role in degeneration and regeneration' is now open for registration.

Posted on Friday 19 December, 2014

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Congratulations to Professor Trevor Robbins on WT Senior Investigator award

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate Professor Trevor Robbins on his Senior Investigator Award entitled 'Fronto-striatal systems in impulsive-compulsive disorders'.

Posted on Friday 19 December, 2014

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HIP HOP PSYCH initiative aims to tackle mental health issues through hip-hop

The two worlds of hip-hop and psychiatry are being brought together in a unique project led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Posted on Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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Welcome to the BNA2015: Festival of Neuroscience!

The British Neuroscience Association’s Festival of Neuroscience will take place in Edinburgh, 12-15 April, 2015.  It brings together neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, as well as physiologists, pharmacologists and many others.

Posted on Monday 6 October, 2014

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Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

Pioneering stem cell therapy that saw a paralysed man been able to walk again used similar method to that used in Cambridge dog study in 2012.

Posted on Monday 27 October, 2014

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CamBRAIN: The Cambridge Neuroscience Society

The main objective of CamBRAIN is to create a social platform that fosters collaboration and communication amongst young neuroscientists at the University of Cambridge.

Posted on Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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Volunteers required for memory study using TMS

The study takes place across 2 sessions, one week apart and each session is 2 hours long. You will be paid £7.50 per hour (total of £30) for your participation.

Posted on Monday 20 October, 2014

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Scientists find ‘hidden brain signatures’ of consciousness in vegetative state patients

Cambridge neuroscientists have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state, which point to networks that could support consciousness even when a patient appears to be unconscious and unresponsive.

Posted on Friday 17 October, 2014

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AstraZeneca, MedImmune and Cambridge Neuroscience announce 3-year collaboration

A three-year collaboration between AstraZeneca, MedImmune and members of Cambridge Neuroscience will focus on advancing research and development in neurodegenerative diseases, an area with a large unmet medical need.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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How to tell a missile from a pylon: a tale of two cortices

Research, led by Andrew Welchman, has identified the two regions of the brain involved in picking out objects from background noise and identifying the specific objects and has shown why training people to recognise specific objects improves their ability to pick out objects.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Orchestral manoeuvres: multiple sclerosis faces the music

Like conducting an errant orchestra to play together, researchers are guiding processes that go awry in multiple sclerosis to repair themselves.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Congratulations to Julia Gottwald on being shortlisted for the Max Perutz Science Writing Award

The Max Perutz Science Writing Award aims to encourage and recognise outstanding written communication among MRC PhD students.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Presence or absence of early language delay alters anatomy of the brain in autism

Individual differences in early language development, and in later language functioning, are associated with changes in the anatomy of the brain in autism.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Stem cells use “first aid kits” to repair damage

Neural stem cells are able to generate mini “first aid kits” and transfer them to immune cells, according to a study published recently.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Double NIHR funding success for neurosurgical trials

The two successful funding bids, led by Professor Peter Hutchinson and supported by the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit, will allow the roll out of two randomised trials aiming to improve the outcomes of head-injured patients.

Posted on Thursday 16 October, 2014

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Volunteers wanted for Mood and Mental Imagery study - MRC CBSU

The study consists of computer based tests and questionnaires and takes place at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. Time for participation is reimbursed.

Posted on Friday 10 October, 2014

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The Challenge of Chronic Pain - 11-13 March 2015 Hinxton, Cambridge

This meeting is aimed at scientists, clinicians, and those working in industry or on translational research who are interested in understanding chronic pain and improving the process from mechanism to therapy.

Posted on Friday 10 October, 2014

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The Biology of Regenerative Medicines - 22-24 April 2015 - Hinxton, Cambridge

This meeting is aimed at scientists involved in developmental and regenerative biology, stem cell research and translational medicine.

Posted on Friday 10 October, 2014

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Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition - UCL

For the third time, leading neuroscientists from Europe and the USA will once again host this unique forum exploring the latest neuroscience research with reference to treatments of mental disorders including autism, depression, personality disorders and attachment disorders.

Posted on Friday 10 October, 2014

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Biomarkers for Brain Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities - Cambridge, February 2015

The 3rd Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference on Biomarkers for Brain Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities is open for registration.

Posted on Wednesday 1 October, 2014

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Institute of Art and Ideas - debates and talks on Philosophy and Neuroscience

Philosophy for our times: cutting edge debates and talks from the world's leading thinkers.

Posted on Thursday 25 September, 2014

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