UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

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Suite 1a, Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7NF

UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

The Faculty of Brain Sciences brings together expertise at the forefront of neurology, ophthalmology, audiology, psychology and language sciences, cognitive neuroscience and mental health sciences.

The Faculty brings together six Institutes and Divisions, each of which excels in its own area of expertise. It is one of four faculties within UCL's School of Life and Medical Sciences.

Faculty News

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Faculty of Brain Sciences rated top for research strength in the REF2014

UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the new Research Excellence Framework 2014, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted. More...

Meet the Researcher: Students and Staff Enjoy a Unique Opportunity to Engage

In a new initiative, piloted by the Faculty of Brain Sciences Tutor's Office, newly arrived undergraduate students had the chance to meet some of the Faculty's top researchers. More...

Induction

Faculty Induction Welcomes Over 400 PG Students

On Thursday 25 September 2014, the Faculty was delighted to welcome its largest cohort of postgraduate students to date. Over 400 students, three-quarters of whom on taught postgraduate programmes, came along to the Brain Sciences PG Induction, which was followed by a Reception in the North Cloisters.

Students were given information about UCL-wide support services, including Careers and UCLU, and students on Masters programmes were introduced to their PG Mentors.

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29 January, 2015CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Speaker Series
29 January, 2015Vision@UCL Seminar Series: Mid-level 'detectors' for visual compounds
30 January, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Deconstructing fear
2 February, 2015Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Effects of expertise, normal aging and psychological illness on our ability to monitor for processing conflicts and errors
2 February, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Hereditary Sensory Neuropathies
2 February, 2015Retroviruses and mammals: 100 million years of coevolution
4 February, 2015Behavioural Economics and Industrial Organisation
4 February, 2015Decision related activity and top-down attentional modulations in primate V1
4 February, 2015The use of olfactory ensheathing cells in a rat model of brachial plexus injury
6 February, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Generating & shaping novel action repertoires
6 February, 2015Ear Institute Seminar Series: Title TBC
9 February, 2015Ageing and Health: Policy and Economics in an Era of Longevity
9 February, 2015BRI Seminar: Title TBC
9 February, 2015Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Outsourcing cognitive control to the external environment: the role of metacognition
11 February, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
11 February, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: Public mental health and its local application
11 February, 2015Environmental governance: Three approaches to make a change
11 February, 2015Micro-brains and microfluidics: new approaches to prion(-like) activity
11 February, 2015Neuroscience and Scientists – The Hungarian Experience
11 February, 2015SLMS Introduction to Information Governance
12 February, 2015Queen Square MS Centre Seminar Series 2015: Mastering rotating fields: achievements and opportunities for MRI and neuromodulation research
12 February, 2015Services offered by Headway East London – a charity supporting people affected by brain injury. The model and brain injury survivors’ experiences of the service
12 February, 2015Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Axonal signalling endosomes: trafficking, sorting and disease
13 February, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Content-specific representations in perception and memory
13 February, 2015Ear Institute Seminar Series: Title TBC
16 February, 2015Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Multimodal approaches to understanding the role of inhibition in human motor plasticity
16 February, 2015The right antibiotic treatment at the right time – Data mining at an extensive intensive care unit in the UK
17 February, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Mitochondrial dysfunction associated with neurodegenerative disease
18 February, 2015Imaging Lecture Series: A Novel OCT Method — Master/Slave — An Ideal Tool for En-face Imaging of the Eye
18 February, 2015Neuroscience Careers Network Forum: Getting Published (followed by a drinks reception)
18 February, 2015UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium 2015: Enriching Qualitative Inquiry in Health
19 February, 2015UCL IEHC Early Career Forum Conference 2015: Get your career going!
20 February, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Spectral asymmetries in feedforward and feedback connectivity: a basic motif in cortical processing?
23 February, 2015CBC Conference 2015: Harnessing Digital Technology for Health Behaviour Change
23 February, 2015Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Working memory, attention and conscious awareness
23 February, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
23 February, 2015UCL Royal Society Funder Showcase
24 February, 2015Planetary Health
25 February, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: Adolescence as a sensitive period for social brain development
25 February, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC
25 February, 2015Space and motion: the neurobiology of goal-oriented actions
26 February, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Stimulation of fiber growth and formation of new circuits in the damaged CNS by Nogo-A neutralization
26 February, 2015Vision@UCL Seminar Series: How the visual brain construct objects from features
27 February, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: A whole brain model of resting functional connectivity fluctuations
2 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Answering Clinical Research Questions with Health Records
2 March, 2015Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Mapping Memories
2 March, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Imaging in Neuromuscular Diseases
2 March, 2015SEVEN the play
2 March, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
3 March, 2015Cell type specific markers expression patterns in the human aging brain: from precursors to mature
3 March, 2015Film Screening - Honor Diaries
4 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Using Primary Care EHRs for Research
4 March, 2015GLOW 2015 - Reaching Every Woman and Every Newborn: The Post-2015 Research Agenda
5 March, 2015Does egg-freezing enable women 'to have it all'?
5 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Hospital Episode Statistics
5 March, 2015Viva la Vulva
6 March, 2015Ear Institute Seminar Series: Title TBC
6 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Phenotyping Linked Primary and Secondary Care EHR Data
9 March, 2015A Scientific Portrait of Old Age
9 March, 2015Farr Short Courses - National Registries: from Audit to Research
9 March, 2015Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Competition and cooperation in social interactions
9 March, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
10 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Hospital Patient Records for Audit and Research
10 March, 2015Increasing public health with reducing budgets: How evidence can help
10 March, 2015UCL Women: Guest Lecture
11 March, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
11 March, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: Social inequalities in mental health and mortality among refugees and other immigrants to Sweden - Epidemiological studies of register data
11 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Genomics and E-health Research
12 March, 2015Enhancing physical activity in people with MS: An overview of current evidence
12 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Visualising Health Informatics Research
13 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: SQL for Biomedical Researchers
13 March, 2015Professional Careers Beyond Academia
13 March, 2015SLMS Introduction to Information Governance
16 March, 2015CLS conference 2015: the value of cohort studies for social investigation
16 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Public Trust and Public Engagement
16 March, 2015Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Evaluating social threat without awareness
16 March, 2015Regulation and pathogenicity of Th17 lineage cells in RA
18 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Information Governance
18 March, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC
18 March, 2015PHE Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting
19 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Designing Apps
19 March, 2015Funding Health Research in the UK: the view from the MRC, the Wellcome Trust, and the ESRC
19 March, 2015UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference 2015
19 March, 2015Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Recent progress in understanding the mechanism of frontotemporal lobar degeneration
20 March, 2015Farr Short Courses: Record Linkage
20 March, 2015The International Association for the Study of Affective Touch: Inaugural Congress
23 March, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
24 March, 2015World TB Day 2015: What do we need to know to reach, treat and cure everyone with TB?
25 March, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: The role of treatment beliefs in treatment adherence and outcomes'
30 March, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
1 April, 2015The role of glucocerebrosidase in Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis
8 April, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
8 April, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC
9 April, 2015Habilitation’: the art of person-environment interactions, or rehabilitation before you need it
22 April, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC
24 April, 2015Neuroscience Career Network: Grant Writing Workshop
25 April, 2015Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition
28 April, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Modulation of axonal retrograde transport in health and disease
28 April, 2015UCLP Centre for Neurorehabilitation symposium: goal-setting in neurorehabilitation - consensus and controversies
12 May, 2015ALS Seminar Series: FUSsion of physiological RNA granules and pathological aggregates