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Cognitive neuroscientist seeks to understand teenage brains

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Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) talks about the Centre for Educational Neuroscience, and the importance of studying teenagers' brains. Read: Wired

One in 100 children could be a 'psychopath'

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"The kinds of features that parents report are cruelty to animals, cruelty to younger siblings and lying and not having any remorse or concern about getting caught," says Professor Essi Viding (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology). Read: Huffington Post More: Daily Mail Scotsman

Richly altruistic

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Neighbourhood income deprivation has a strong negative effect on altruistic behaviour when measured by a ‘lost letter’ experiment, according to new UCL research published today in PLoS One. Read: THE More: UCL news

London Metropolitan loses visa rights

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Professor Malcolm Grant (UCL President & Provost) comments on the Home Office’s decision to strip London Metropolitan of its right to sign off visas for foreign students. Read: FT (£)

The psychology behind the web's most successful brands

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Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (UCL Clinical, Education & Health Psychology) discusses how user data and personal behaviour is changing the internet, and the ways in which companies are tapping into and influencing this new vision of the web. Read: Guardian

UCL Qatar welcomes first batch of students

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UCL Qatar has welcomed its first intake of 32 students from 13 nationalities at its new Doha campus. Read: Gulf Times

Tuning a piano 'moulds the mind'

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Professor Tim Griffiths and Sundeep Teki (UCL Institute of Neurology) talk about how tuning a piano can also tunes the brain, with structural changes seen within the hippocampus of professional piano tuners. Read: BBC News, More: UCL News

Middle class couples 'risking the family name' with few kids

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Wealthy couples tend to invest more time and energy in fewer children, leading to more successful offspring, says Dr David Lawson (UCL Anthropology). Read: Telegraph More: AFP

Chinese parents defrauded by 'perfect' education

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Professor Therese Hesketh (UCL Institute of Child Health) comments on the competitive and punitive nature of the Chinese educational environment, and how it can lead to high levels of stress and psychosomatic symptoms. Read: Guardian

Robot puppetry makes 'alien art' at the Tate Tanks

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Ruairi Glynn (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) talks about his unique piece of installation art at Tate Modern in London, which uses a technique he calls "mechanical puppetry". Watch: BBC News

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