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A study into brain patterns suggests musical training can alter the way we think.
The new BBC Radio 4 series featuring the author and broadcaster Martin Sixsmith has a weekly omnibus edition on Friday evenings. This first such edition be broadcast this evening (Friday 2 May) at 9pm.
Wednesday (30 April) sees the latest programme in the Psychology FM series broadcast by the Manchester radio station All FM. The broadcast, which starts at 11am, will look at community and critical psychology.
The UK Conference of Science Journalists at the Royal Society is always an eagerly anticipated and highly attended event - and ten students have the opportunity to go free this year thanks to a set of scholarships.
Lady Luck is fickle, but many of us believe we can read her mood. A new study of one year's worth of bets made via an online betting site shows that gamblers' attempts to predict when their luck will turn has some unexpected consequences.
A new BBC Radio 4 series featuring the author and broadcaster Martin Sixsmith starts on Monday at 1.45pm.
There has long been a tradition of using photographs to capture, reveal, and expose. A photograph has the ability to arouse emotion – oftentimes, some would argue, more effectively than a verbal or written description.
Wednesday (16 April) sees the latest programme in the Psychology FM series broadcast by the Manchester radio station All FM.
We’re often bombarded with panicky stories in the news about the dangers of letting children watch too much television or play too many video games.
Online gamers may be enjoying an expansion of their social lives, rather than suffering ill-effects because of its contraction, according to new research.
A programme on BBC2 this week showcased how the work and dedication of one psychologist has transformed the world's understanding of children with autism.
Psychology FM, the series of radio programmes being broadcast by the Manchester station ALL FM, continues to flourish.
Listening to music that is perceived as beautiful but sad could help people to feel better when they are feeling down, a study has found.
The second fortnightly Psychology FM broadcast goes out on the Manchester radio station ALL FM on Wednesday 19 February at 11am and will look at neuropsychology.
This morning’s BBC Radio 4 Today programme featured the work of researchers at Plymouth University's Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research who have begun investigating whether music and technology could help dementia sufferers remem
Psychologists estimate that around 4 per cent of the population have a specific impairment affecting their processing of pitch.
Psychology will be taking over Manchester’s airwaves to bring science directly to the public.
Giving young people access to music therapy could help them to cope with the pain and mental distress caused by cancer treatment, a new study has indicated.
Crime shows have always been popular on British TV, but detective-based programmes appear to be enjoying a particular renaissance at present - and one expert believes he knows why.
Repeatedly viewing media images of disturbing events such as terrorist attacks could have a negative effect on people's mental health, according to a new
Exposing children to too much television from an early age could be damaging their ability to read social situations, a new study has found.
People who play computer games together appear to mimic each other's emotional behaviour, according to a new study.
This Christmas, Doctor Who will undergo another of his periodic regenerations as Peter Capaldi takes over the role from Matt Smith. The process, argues Chartered Psychologist Sarita Jane Robinson, can be seen as a metaphor for adolescence.
New figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that the number of children being treated for eating disorders has increased rapidly.
As you may have gathered, today marks the 50th anniversary of the first episode of Doctor Who.
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