Translational work and recent media links archive

Open letter on screen time guidelines

posted 12 Feb 2017, 06:06 by Jovita Leung

Sarah-Jayne and a group of scientists have written an open letter to express their views on screen time guidelines. 

Sarah-Jayne has been named in the Debrett's 500

posted 23 Jan 2017, 04:53 by Jovita Leung

Sarah-Jayne has been named in the Debrett's 500 list: Education. The Debrett’s 500 is a recognition and celebration of Britain’s 500 most influential people.

Lisa and Delia's new Psychological Science paper

posted 7 Nov 2016, 06:01 by Cait Griffin   [ updated 17 Jan 2017, 04:30 by Jovita Leung ]

A new paper first-authored by Dr. Lisa Knoll and Delia Fuhrmann has been published in Psychological Science. The article explores windows for enhanced learning of cognitive skills during adolescence and can be read 
here. You can also find the Nuffield report here.

The British Psychological Society (BPS) and The Guardian have published write-ups of the article, it can be viewed with the link below:

The BPS: 

The Guardian:

Sarah- Jayne's Interview with Blog on Learning and Development (BOLD)

posted 3 Nov 2016, 06:58 by Cait Griffin   [ updated 3 Nov 2016, 07:30 ]

Read Sarah- Jayne's interview on social brain development in adolescence and the consequences for teenage learning and behavior.

Welcome Jack, the new PhD rotation student

posted 21 Oct 2016, 02:17 by Jovita Leung   [ updated 21 Oct 2016, 02:18 ]

Welcome to Jack Andrews, who has just started his PhD rotation in the lab and will be here for three months. Jack studied Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, completing his final year research project within Professor Emily Holmes’s group at the MRC CBU, investigating the use of mental imagery for behavioural activation. He has previously worked as a summer Research Assistant at Stanford University’s Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory and at The Centre for Family Research, in Cambridge. 

Jack is currently on the four-year MRC Doctoral Training Programme in Neuroscience and Mental Health at UCL and is completing a rotation project in the Blakemore lab exploring the effects of Mindfulness on cognitive biases in adolescents.


Emma Kilford's interview with School Week

posted 21 Sep 2016, 08:21 by Jovita Leung   [ updated 21 Sep 2016, 08:24 ]

Read Emma's interview on the computational development of reinforcement learning during adolescence. 

Click on the image below to view. 

Many congratulations to Dr Kate Mills, who won the BNA's Postgraduate Award.

posted 24 Aug 2016, 05:54 by Jovita Leung   [ updated 24 Aug 2016, 05:58 ]

Congratulations to Dr Kate Mills who has been awarded the BNA's Postgraduate Award 2015. 

Read her Q&A, which is published in the BNA Bulletin (Issue No. 76) below.

Cait Griffin has joined the team

posted 11 Jul 2016, 02:09 by Jovita Leung   [ updated 11 Jul 2016, 02:11 ]

Welcome to Cait Griffin who has joined the team on 1st July 2016 as a research assistant. She will be working on the MYRIAD project.

Stefano's new Plos Computational Biology paper

posted 21 Jun 2016, 11:11 by Jovita Leung   [ updated 21 Jun 2016, 11:12 ]

Business Insider, Daily Mail and The Times have all written write ups of Dr Stefano Palminteri's new paper on the computational development of reinforcement 

learning during adolescence.

Jovita Leung has recently joined the team

posted 17 May 2016, 08:25 by Jovita Leung   [ updated 21 Jun 2016, 11:13 ]

 Welcome to Jovita who has joined the team on 16th May 2016 as a new research assistant. She will be working on various projects including the MYRIAD study. 

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