UCL Psychology and Language Sciences



Dr Cesar Lima scans Billy Bragg's brain to explore the effect of music

On a flight to Bolivia, singer-songwriter, Billy Bragg, stumbled across a unique cure for his nervousness about flying by listening to a track by Little Feat. He met up with Dr Cesar Lima, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, and Dr Saloni Krishnan, University of Oxford to explore the science behind it.

Low English skills at school start linked to behavioural difficulties

Children who enter reception with poor English language skills – whether it’s their first language or an additional language – are more likely to have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in later years, finds a new study co-authored by Professor Courtenay Norbury in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, and Royal Holloway.