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
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.
14 July 2015 News
Congratulations Dr. Magdalena Sliwinska
Congratulations to Dr. Magdalena Sliwinska who recently received her PhD from Experimental Psychology at UCL
9 July 2015 News
Jenni Rodd to Chair SLMS Education Domain
Jennifer Rodd has been appointed as the new Chair of the SLMS Education Domain
1 July 2015 View
Do rats dream of the future?External link
Rodents, one might guess, live in the present, seeking out the best rewards they can scurry to. Hugo Spiers says they may dream about scurrying to rewards in the future as well.
27 June 2015 News
Rats dream about the places they want to exploreExternal link
Hugo Spiers' new study showing that hippocampal activity in sleeping rats seems to imagine a place they hadn’t explored before