The fourth annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology (DoN) is taking place today at the Holiday Inn-Bloomsbury in London.
A simple computer training task, which involves ignoring irrelevant information, can change the brain's wiring to make it less responsive to threatening pictures.
Our Research Digest blog considers a journal account of a 78-year-old man, referred to as Mr B to protect his privacy.
A clinical trial of a home-based training programme that helps individuals with partial blindness due to brain damage has received the 2015 British Psychological Society’s William Inman prize.
Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), who has spent her career investigating the emotional and social development of the adolescent brain, has been awarded the Klaus J.
A video of the annual joint British Psychological Society/British Academy lecture 'Keeping a spotless mind: The neuroscience of motivated forgetting' is now available online.
It's 50 years since the American neurologist Norman Geschwind published 'Disconnexion Syndromes in Animals and Man', in which he argued that many brain disorders and injuries could best be understood in terms of the damage incurred to the white-ma
The audience at last year's Psychology4Graduates
The link between the mind and brain is tricky enough for expert psychologists and neuroscientists to grapple with, let alone young children. Nonetheless, they grow up with their own naive understanding.
A paper from the University of Cambridge published in The Lancet Neurology suggests that dementia levels are stabilising in parts of Western Europe
Keeping a spotless mind: The neuroscience of 'motivated forgetting'
Dr Michael Anderson
Thursday 17 September 2015, 6-7.15pm, followed by a reception
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
How our brains forget irrelevant information and how this helps protect our mental health will be explored in the British Psychological Society and British Academy free annual joint lecture on Thursday 17 September in London.
Psychologist Professor Celia Kitzinger (University of York) has, alongside her sister Professor Jenny Kitzinger (University of Cardiff), been awarded an ESRC prize for ‘Outstanding Impact in Society’.
When psychologists scan the brains of a group of people, they usually do so in the hope that the findings will generalise more widely.
Scientists say they have a better understanding of why people with Alzheimer’s struggle to recognise and understand words - and their research has the potential to be developed into a test which could help clinicians make an early diagnosis.
The theme of the Scientific Meeting is 'Update on Executive Functions'.
The new Conservative government's legislation plans for the year were unveiled in the Queen's Speech to Parliament in May. The Psychoactive Substances Bill in particular has sparked an interesting and developing debate.
The British Psychological Society has published a new position paper on ‘Children and young people with neuro-disabilities in the criminal justice system’.
Complex Challenges in Neuro-rehabilitation
Does superfluous neuroscience convince psychology students when it shouldn't?
A new study discussed on our Research Digest blog tries to find out.
A recent report, compiled by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, has explored how often American courts currently use neuroscience in trials.
This full-day CPD event will cover theory, treatment models and service delivery issues in the management of functional or medically unexplained neurological symptoms.
The British Neuroscience Association’s (BNA’s) Festival of Neuroscience is taking place in Edinburgh this week.
The BNA’s 50th Anniversary Lecture will be given by the 2014 Nobel Laureate Professor John O’Keefe.
David Robson, in a guest post for our Research Digest blog, looks at an intriguing case that may help us answer this question.