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Report from the 13th Queen Square Symposium

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PhD student, Anna Benedykcinska presents her poster to one of the judges


Organized annually in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week, the student-led Queen Square Symposium brings together postgraduate students from across the Square to showcase the diversity of neuroscience and neurology research carried out by its departments.

13th Queen Square Symposium: Interview with Professor Daniel Wolpert

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Professor Daniel Wolpert

Prof. Daniel Wolpert is Head of the Sensorimotor Learning Group at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. He was the invited guest speaker at the 13th Annual Queen Square Symposium, which took place on the Friday 16th of March 2012. 

Prime Minister visits UCL Institute of Neurology

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David Cameron at the IoN

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has visited the Dementia Research Centre at UCL as part of this morning’s government pledge to double dementia research funding to £66 million by 2015.

Is Life Too Loud?

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Dr Priya Singh (UCL Ear Institute) talks about the structure of the ear, and what causes hearing loss. Watch: BBC 2’s Bang Goes the Theory (from 2mins 30s)

People with autism have a greater ability to process information, study suggests

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Source: Wellcome Trust Press Release

People with autism have a greater than normal capacity for processing information even from rapid presentations and are better able to detect information defined as ‘critical’, according to a study published today in the ‘Journal of Abnormal Psychology’. The research, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council, may help to explain the apparently higher than average prevalence of people with autism spectrum disorders in the IT industry.

UCL News podcast – 14 March 2012

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UCL News has launched a new podcast to give you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening. 

Women in Science: Nurturing Nobels

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Suffrage Science brooch

UCL scientists were involved in an event that celebrated leading women in science from across the world, held on International Women´s Day (8 March) at the Science Museum's Dana Centre.

Bias in decision-making leads to poor choices and possibly depression

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Decision making

When faced with making a complicated decision, our automatic instinct to avoid misfortune can result in missing out on rewards, and could even contribute to depression, according to new research.

UCL Institute of Neurology scientist takes his research to Parliament

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Dr Robert Wykes outside Houses of Parliament

Dr Robert Wykes (UCL Institute of Neurology) has been shortlisted to attend Parliament on Monday 12 March to present his research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of SET for Britain – a research poster competition for early-career researchers.

Potential new treatment for Corneal Surface Disease developed

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Researchers, led by Professor Robert Brown at UCL's Tissue Repair and Engineering Centre (TREC) and Professor Julie Daniels at the UCL's Institute of Ophthalmology, have made a significant advance towards developing a treatment for Corneal Surface Disease, using RAFT; a UCLB patented technology licensed to Tap Biosystems. Read more: UCL Enterprise

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