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How lying takes our brains down a 'slippery slope’

Telling small lies desensitises our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new UCL research funded by Wellcome and the Center for Advanced Hindsight. More...

Published: Oct 25, 2016 4:03:55 PM

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Arousal exerts an unconscious influence on what we see

A new study from UCL researchers finds that subtle, unconscious increases in arousal – indicated by a faster heartbeat and dilated pupils – shape our confidence for visual experiences.  More...

Published: Oct 25, 2016 10:16:35 AM

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UCL partners with Twitter to broadcast lecture on Periscope

A UCL lecture will be live-streamed around the world today on the Periscope platform, in the first partnership of its kind with a UK university.  More...

Published: Oct 24, 2016 10:42:48 AM

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AI predicts outcomes of human rights trials

The judicial decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) have been predicted to 79% accuracy using an artificial intelligence (AI) method developed by researchers at UCL, the University of Sheffield and the University of Pennsylvania. More...

Published: Oct 24, 2016 7:29:43 AM

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Sneaky males and choosy females feature in new exhibition at the Grant Museum

‘Natural Creativity: Sex and Trickery’ is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL. It explores the myriad elaborate shapes, sizes and crafty behavioural tactics some animals have evolved in order to survive, reproduce and pass on their genes. More...

Published: Oct 19, 2016 11:21:42 AM


“Some is good, more is better”: Regular exercise can cut your diabetes risk

Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26%, according to new research by UCL. More...

Published: Oct 18, 2016 11:57:34 AM