Neuroscience at UCL
23 August 2007
The current issue of 'Science' contains two articles about neuroscience research at UCL, on out-of-body experience and on brain-changing responses to predators.
Dr Heinrik Ehrsson's paper on out-of-body experienced and Dr Dean Mobbs's findings about the brain's changing responses to approaching predators are just two of a clutch of recent achievements from across UCL's several institutions and centres of clinical and research expertise.
Recent UCL research highlights offer answers to some intriguing questions:
- How the brain suppresses subconscious actions
- Why feeling fat or thin is all in the mind (also by Heinrik Ehrsonn)
- How to track stream of consciousness
- How to knock out parts of the brain through TMS
- How to fool the brain into feeling a fake limb
- How empathy is affected by being in love
- How to read minds
- How eyes mirror other people's sadness (Wellcome Trust)
- Why losing money is painful (Wellcome Trust)
- Why laughter is contagious (Wellcome Trust)
- The neurological basis of hallucinations (Wellcome Trust)
Find out more
UCL's neuroscience and neurology institutes include the UCL Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, the UCL Centre for Neuroimaging Techniques, the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL and the UCL Institute of Neurology.