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28 February 2012: Mapping areas of the brain

Professor Patrick Haggard (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) talks about free will and conscience thought. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 21min 42s) More...

28 February 2012: Are we hard-wired to be rebellious?

 “Our results show that social conformation is, at least in part, hard-wired in the structure of the brain,” says Professor Chris Frith (UCL Institute of Neurology). Read: Daily Mail More...

28 February 2012: Can science ever explain consciousness?

Professor Chris Frith (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses the emerging scientific understanding of this mysterious human faculty. Listen: Guardian Science Weekly, Guardian (2) More...

28 February 2012: MedFest 2012 - Medical Film Festival at UCL

MedFest - the UK’s first National Medical Film Festival - will be hosting a film screening and panel discussion at UCL on 1 March.
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22 February 2012: Familiarity breeds contempt in cleaner fish

Familiarity with your partner is usually thought to promote teamwork, but new research has found that on coral reefs at least, female cleaner fish are more cooperative with unfamiliar males than their breeding partner. More...

16 February 2012: UCL student awarded child health prize for voluntary work in Zambia

UCL student Anna Rose (UCL Medical School) has been awarded the Tony Jackson Memorial Prize for 2011 for her work with HIV positive children in Zambia. More...

9 February 2012: Queen Square Clinical Trial Centre launched

The UCL Institute of Neurology has now opened the Queen Square Clinical Trial Centre (QSCTC).
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9 February 2012: Detecting stroke

Listen to Dr David Werring from UCL Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery’s Stroke Research Group, as he discusses the importance of recognising cerebral amyloid angiopathy, a neurological condition that doctors believe increases the risk of haemorrhagic stroke and dementia. Listen: The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry podcast
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9 February 2012: How your brain tells you where you are

How do you remember where you parked your car? Watch UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience's Dr Neil Burgess as he tells us how, at this TED Salon talk filmed in November 2011. Dr Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.  Watch: TED More...

6 February 2012: Brain Likely Encodes the World in Two Dimensions

 “Our subjective sense that our map is three-dimensional is illusory,” says Professor Kate Jeffery (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences). Read: Scientific American More: UCL press release More...

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