1 December 2015 News
Does correlation imply prediction?External link
A new blog post by Sam Schwarzkopf
10 November 2015 News
The impact of recent and long-term experience on access to word meanings: Evidence from large-scale internet-based experiments
A new mass-participation study by Jenni Rodd and colleagues demonstrates the flexibility of word meanings
26 October 2015 News
Navigating the many meanings of words: Cognitive and brain processesExternal link
Jenni Rodd and Sylvia Vitello review the cognitive and brain processes involved in resolving semantic ambiguities in sentences
11 October 2015 News
How the joy of reading can set you freeExternal link
Ann Walmsley's article about new book, "The Prison Book Club," suggests that reading that increase empathy, potentially helping prisons with their rehabilitation. Joe Devlin discusses some of the science behind these claims.
1 October 2015 News
The nature of memoryExternal link
Hugo Spiers chaired an panel of experts discussing the nature of memory.
1 October 2015 News
Welcome to the incoming PhD class of 2015
The incoming PhD class of 2015
16 September 2015 News
PALS is UCL's greenest department second year running
PALS wins UCL's top prize for Green Initiatives second year running
24 August 2015 News
Koko's proto-speech breathingExternal link
Joe Devlin comments on a recent study showing that Koko, the most famous gorilla, can consciously control her breathing
20 August 2015 News
New pathways to hearingExternal link
Jeremy Skipper (PI), Alan Johnston and Marty Sereno in collaboration with Jonathan Viventi at Duke University were awarded an EPSRC grant to build a new multisensory noise reducing and palate based sensory substitution device. If successful, it would allow individuals with disabling hearing loss to hear through their mouths.
18 August 2015 News
The curious case of whistled languages and their lack of left-brain dominanceExternal link
Joe Devlin comments on a Current Biology article reporting a lack of left-hemisphere dominance in Turkish whistle-language.
10 August 2015 News
Why we readExternal link
Mariella Frostrup discusses why we read with Joseph Devlin, John Mullen, Damian Barr and Naomi Alderman.
16 July 2015 News
Recent experience with words in one’s first language influences processing of those same words in one’s second languageExternal link
Eva Poort, Jane Warren and Jenni Rodd show that having recent experience with words in your first language influences the processing of those same words in your second language