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Archive of Latest Brain Sciences News

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Mapping areas of the brain

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Professor Patrick Haggard (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) talks about free will and conscience thought. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 21min 42s)

Are we hard-wired to be rebellious?

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 “Our results show that social conformation is, at least in part, hard-wired in the structure of the brain,” says Professor Chris Frith (UCL Institute of Neurology). Read: Daily Mail

Can science ever explain consciousness?

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Professor Chris Frith (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses the emerging scientific understanding of this mysterious human faculty. Listen: Guardian Science Weekly, Guardian (2)

MedFest 2012 - Medical Film Festival at UCL

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medfest

MedFest - the UK’s first National Medical Film Festival - will be hosting a film screening and panel discussion at UCL on 1 March.

UCL recipients of NIHR professorships announced

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Professor Anne Schilder

Two UCL professors are among eight of the UK’s most promising leaders in medical health research to be awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) professorship, the Government announced today.

Queen Square Clinical Trial Centre launched

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The UCL Institute of Neurology has now opened the Queen Square Clinical Trial Centre (QSCTC).

Detecting stroke

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Listen to Dr David Werring from UCL Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery’s Stroke Research Group, as he discusses the importance of recognising cerebral amyloid angiopathy, a neurological condition that doctors believe increases the risk of haemorrhagic stroke and dementia. Listen: The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry podcast

How your brain tells you where you are

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How do you remember where you parked your car? Watch UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience's Dr Neil Burgess as he tells us how, at this TED Salon talk filmed in November 2011. Dr Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.  Watch: TED

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