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The bit of your brain that signals how bad things could be
29 July 2014
An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about
nasty events, finds new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council.
Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles
25 July 2014
Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35
year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the
impact of humans on declining animal numbers.
Gene variant linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism
22 July 2014
A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an
increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism,
confirms new research.
Partners of miscarriage sufferers ‘ignored’
21 July 2014
The partners of women who miscarry often feel invisible, ignored and sidelined during and after miscarriage – and unable to talk about their own feelings of loss and pain – according to new findings from UCL and the Miscarriage Association.
Mobile games used for psychology experiments
16 July 2014
Initial findings from one of the largest cognitive science
experiments ever conducted have shown that mobile games can be used to reliably
address psychology questions, paving the way to a better understanding of how
cognitive function differs across populations.
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