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.
Published: Oct 25, 2016 4:03:55 PM
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.
Published: Oct 25, 2016 10:16:35 AM
The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighbourhoods, finds a new study by UCL and the University of Cambridge.
Published: Oct 24, 2016 5:24:25 PM
Every day, people use their hands effortlessly to assess an object's stiffness, like the ripeness of a piece of fruit. For the first time an international team of scientists led by UCL, have discovered the area in the brain where stiffness perception is formed. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could aid rehabilitation in patients with sensory impairments.
Published: Oct 13, 2016 11:08:12 AM
UCL’s three biomedical research centres (BRCs) have won more
than £167 million in funding from the National Institute for Health Research
(NIHR) to further world-leading biomedical research conducted with partner hospitals. UCL has received more
funding than any other UK university, followed by King's College London and Oxford University, which received £133m and £127m respectively.
Published: Sep 14, 2016 2:58:18 PM
Smoking the equivalent of a single ‘spliff’ of cannabis makes people less willing to work for money while ‘high’, finds a new UCL study.
Published: Sep 2, 2016 1:34:06 PM
Memory loss in mice has been successfully reversed following the discovery of new information about a key mechanism underlying the loss of nerve connectivity in the brain, say UCL researchers.
Published: Sep 1, 2016 5:01:35 PM
The first scientists have moved into the new £650 million Francis Crick Institute building in London and are starting work in their purpose-built labs. Next to St Pancras station and the British Library, the Crick will be the biggest biomedical research institute under one roof in Europe.
Published: Sep 1, 2016 10:32:32 AM
An international study involving UCL has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia.
Published: Aug 30, 2016 3:34:22 PM
A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL.
Published: Aug 18, 2016 10:41:40 AM
UCL has risen to 17th place in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, retaining its position as one of only three UK universities in the top 20 worldwide.
Published: Aug 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Mice are likely to freeze at the sight of small slow-moving shapes and flee from fast approaching ones, finds new UCL research.
Published: Aug 11, 2016 3:35:24 PM
Four academics from UCL have recently been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research.
Published: Jul 15, 2016 2:46:00 PM
Researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that a drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness.
Published: Jun 14, 2016 1:02:15 PM
A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by Wellcome.
Published: Jun 14, 2016 11:58:05 AM