Neuropsychology

The BPS DoN is delighted to announce the second Annual Conference scheduled for Friday 15th November, 2013 at Bloomsbury Holiday Inn, London. The theme of the conference is: The rise and rise of neuropsychology.
Congratulations to the 2012 Doctoral Award winner Dr Stephanie Rossit from Glasgow Caledonian University. This annual award recognises outstanding published contributions to psychological knowledge by a postgraduate research student while carrying out the research for their doctorate.
It is rewarding for the brain to listen to new music, research has suggested.
A team led by Katherine Button at the School of Experimental Psychology in Bristol, and including psychologist Brian Nosek, founder of the new Center for Open Science, make the case in a new paper that the majority of neuroscience studies involve
A neurosurgical implant that acts as a form of pacemaker for the brain can lead to improved mood for severe anorexia patients.
People are so awestruck by neuroscience, the briefest mention of brain-based jargon or glimpse of a brain scan is enough to send their critical faculties into a flutter. Or so they said.
New research looking at the brain could have implications for the wellbeing of both stroke and Alzheimer's disease patients.
New research is to look at why some people appear to be naturally artistic while others are more scientific or musical.
The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure found deep on either side of the brain. So many studies have shown it to be involved in learning and experiencing fear, it's become shorthand to refer to it as the brain's "fear centre".
Monsieur Leborgne, nicknamed Tan Tan, for that was the only syllable he could utter (save for a swear word or two), died in the care of the neurologist Paul Broca in Paris on April 17, 1861.
New research has highlighted the risks associated with depression among people who suffer a stroke.
A new survey of stroke survivors published in the British Journal of Health Psychology today shows that those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are less likely to keep to treatment regimes that reduce the risk of a further stroke.
Autistic children correctly diagnosed with the condition could lose symptoms of the disorder as they get older.
A study into how the brain reacts when making decisions has led to researchers pinpointing the specific parts of the organ that interact in order to compute both our confidence in our decisions and the value of options we have in front of us.
Our partner organisation the British Neuroscience Association is holding their 2013 Festival of Neuroscience (BNA2013) at the Barbican Centre, London from the 7-10 April.
In seeking to understand the brain processes underlying creative performance, researchers have already scanned opera singers and actors. Now they've invited rappers to undergo the same treatment. 
Whether or not a person likes somebody else can affect their brain activity.
Today sees the publication of a major new report by a Chartered Psychologist on the impact that acquired brain injuries can have on young people in childhood and in their transition to adulthood. It also outlines the criminal justice consequences if these injuries go untreated.
Testosterone can have a significant impact with regard to social behaviour.
According to an influential and controversial theory, autism is the manifestation of an 'Extreme Male Brain'.
The rise and fall of cognition across the lifespan
Which neural processes underlie expert sport performance? How do our brains evolve with training? Since the 1990s – known as the decade of the brain – brain imaging (e.g.
Difficulties endured during childhood should be taken into account when the legal system deals with adolescent crimes.
An athlete's ability to remember could be significantly impacted as a result of head impacts.
Professor Jan Burns from Canterbury Christ Church University, who is the Head of Eligibility for the International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability, was interviewed by Claudia Hammond on BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind yest
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