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Size of personal space is affected by anxiety

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The space surrounding the body (known by scientists as ‘peripersonal space’), which has previously been thought of as having a gradual boundary, has been given physical limits by new research into the relationship between anxiety and personal space.

Playing video games can boost brain power

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Certain types of video games can help to train the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking, according to scientists from UCL and Queen Mary University of London.

Winners of inaugural Student Choice Teaching Awards honoured at ceremony

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Seven members of UCL staff have received 2013 Student Choice Teaching Awards, and three are part of SLMS. Their achievements were honoured at the Provost's Teaching Awards ceremony in July. The scheme, run by UCLU, is completely student-led, with students having chosen the categories (Outstanding Teaching, Outstanding Support for Teaching and Outstanding Personal Support), set the criteria, and nominated and chosen the winners. 

Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson's disease

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Researchers have discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments.

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