26 January 2015 News
The neuroscience of Just a MinuteExternal link
Joseph Devlin investigates fluency in speech production in an experiment based on Radio 4's Just a Minute program
10 January 2015 News
Brad Love named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science
Congratulations to Brad Love for being named a Fellow of the American Psychological Society.
6 January 2015 News
Found: the missing part of brain’s ‘internal compass’External link
Martin Chadwick and Hugo Spiers found that the entorhinal cortex acts as an internal compass, playing a key role in spatial navigation
23 December 2014 News
Only Human: Scientists, Systems, and Suspect StatisticsExternal link
Tom Hardwicke, Leila Jameel, Matthew Jones, Eryk J Walczak, & Lucía M Weinberg's article on fixing the problems in Psychology
29 October 2014 View
A local anchor for the brain's compassExternal link
Martin Chadwick and Hugo Spiers discuss how neurons in retrosplenial cortex provide a compass-like signal, helping to anchor their representations locally.
11 October 2014 News
Taxichaufförerna i London (Taxi drivers in London)External link
Hugo Spiers talks hippocampami, London taxis, and John O'Keefe's Nobel (in Swedish and English).
6 September 2014 News
Memory in the twenty-first centuryExternal link
A festival where writers discussed the relationship between storytelling and memory in dialogue with a neuroscientist, technology futures specialist, and a neuro-literary critic. Featuring our own Dr. Hugo Spiers.
8 July 2014 In the media
BBC News: Similar memories benefit from 'extra space' in brainExternal link
Dr. Martin Chadwick found that the size of the hippocampus affected people' ability to recall specific details of separate memories.
16 June 2014 News
UCL News: Soho navigation engages hippocampal formation
A new paper in Current Biology by Howard et al. demonstrates that demostrates that the hippocampus encodes both the path and distance to spatial goals.
5 June 2014 In the media
Daily Mail: Sat-navs dull the mindExternal link
Dr. Hugo Spiers' team found that blindly following directions causes a part of the brain particularly important for spatial navigation to decrease its activity.
28 April 2014 News
UCL News: What makes some people more susceptible to peer influence?External link
Dr. Tali Sharot demonstrates that a brain area activated by group decisions can distinguish people more likely to conform to the will of a group.
27 February 2014 In the media
Nature Neuropod: Left outExternal link
Dr. Joseph Devlin discusses including left handed participants in brain scan studies in the Nature Neuroscience podcast.