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  • Research opportunity: Schools wanted for new study of teenage brain training and cognition.
    Cognitive Online Games: Learning in adolescence

    The Blakemore Lab, in partnership with a maths teachers and an educational software developer, are running a new study into learning in adolescence and are looking for schools in and around London to partner with.

    This project is investigating whether playing online educational games (Cognitive Online Games) can improve young people’s (aged 10-18) reasoning skills. The skills we are studying are relevant to mathematics and the results of this study will contribute to a growing evidence base regarding when the brain is most able to learn certain types of information, with potential implications for mathematics education.

    Further information can be downloaded here.

    I
    f you work in/with a school and are interested in taking part
    please contact us at ucl.cog@gmail.com

    Posted 23 May 2014 06:08 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • The Blakemore Lab have written an article for the Times Educational Supplement
    The Blakemore Lab have written an article about the teenage brain for the Times Educational Supplement.

    You can access the article (for free) here: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6430098
    Posted 27 Jun 2014 07:09 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Delia Fuhrmann won 1st prize for her poster at the Cumberland Lodge Conference 2014
    Delia won 1st prize for her poster at the Cumberland Lodge Conference 2014.

    Congratulations Delia.
    Posted 19 May 2014 06:07 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Emma Kilford has been awarded a studentship to attend the British Association for Psychopharmacology Summer Meeting.
    Emma has been awarded a studentship to attend the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) 2014 Summer Meeting in Cambridge.

    Congratulations Emma.

    http://www.bap.org.uk/summermeeting2014
    Posted 14 May 2014 03:55 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Alberto ​Lazari has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship to work in the lab with Dr Lisa Knoll this summer.
    ​Alberto ​Lazari has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship to work in the lab with Dr Lisa Knoll this summer.

    Congratulations Alberto!

    http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/PhD-funding-and-undergraduate-opportunities/wtd004448.htm
    Posted 9 May 2014 02:09 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Sarah-Jayne performed with the ICT at Royal Albert Hall
    Sarah-Jayne and a group of 25 members of the Islington Community Theatre performed as part of Imagining the Future of Medicine on Monday in front of more than 3,500 people at the Royal Albert Hall. Watch from 1:05:22 to see their performance: http://new.livestream.com/beinspiredfilmslive/ITFOM/videos/48689966.
    Posted 25 Apr 2014 08:26 by Kathryn Mills
  • Sarah-Jayne has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of Biology
    Sarah-Jayne has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of Biology.


    https://www.societyofbiology.org/
    Posted 2 Apr 2014 02:15 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Congratulations to Dr Hauke Hillebrandt on passing his PhD viva!
    Congratulations to Dr Hauke Hillebrandt on passing his PhD viva!


    Posted 1 Apr 2014 09:20 by Sarah Blakemore
  • Sarah-Jayne has been elected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2014
    Sarah-Jayne has been elected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2014:


    http://www.weforum.org/community/forum-young-global-leaders
    Posted 11 Mar 2014 08:44 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Sarah-Jayne appeared in The Sunday Times 100 makers of the 21st Century
    Sarah-Jayne appeared in The Sunday Times 100 makers of the 21st Century.


    Posted 10 Mar 2014 02:14 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Anne-Lise Goddings won a poster prize at the Academy of Medical Sciences Spring meeting for Clinical Scientists in Training
    Anne-Lise Goddings won a poster prize at the Academy of Medical Sciences Spring meeting for Clinical Scientists in Training.

    Her poster was titled "The influence of puberty on subcortical brain development" and can be downloaded here.
    Posted 7 Mar 2014 05:09 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Emma Kilford has won a prize in the UCL Graduate School Research Poster Competition
    Emma Kilford has won a prize in the UCL Graduate School Research Poster Competition.

    Her posted was titled "The influence of COMT genotype and affective distractors on self-generated thought".

    http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/comp/2013-2014/poster/
    Posted 6 Mar 2014 05:10 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Dr Jennifer Cook has been awarded the Experimental Psychology Frith Prize for her PhD
     
    Dr Jennifer Cook has been awarded the Experimental Psychology Frith Prize for her PhD







    Posted 12 Feb 2014 12:25 by Sarah Blakemore
  • Delia Fuhrmann has been awarded the Cusanuswerk prize for her PhD research
    Delia Fuhrmann has been awarded the Cusanuswerk prize for her PhD research.





    Posted 12 Feb 2014 12:26 by Sarah Blakemore
  • Sarah-Jayne appeared in The Times Young Female Power List
    Sarah-Jayne appeared in The Times Young Female Power List of 30 women under the age of 45


    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/magazine/article3995148.ece




    Posted 10 Feb 2014 00:37 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Sarah-Jayne will speak at TEDMED Imagining the Future of Medicine 21/04/2014
    Imagining the Future of Medicine. TEDMED at Royal Albert Hall, 21 April 2014, 2pm.

    http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/tedmed/default.aspx


    YouTube Video


    Posted 2 Feb 2014 14:50 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Kate Mills gave a talk about the teenage brain at the Serpentine Gallery
    Posted 3 Dec 2013 01:19 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Sarah-Jayne was interviewed by The Lancet
    Posted 3 Dec 2013 01:25 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Letter to The Times regarding 100 Women list
    Sir, We are pleased that the BBC is hosting the event “100 women” today, featuring discussion and debate with women from all over the world and all walks of life. It is a shame, however, that the event does not include a single representative from the world of science. The encouragement of girls to study science at school and pursue exciting and fulfilling careers is widely recognised as an essential ingredient to a balanced world, which ultimately benefits economic growth. Maybe the BBC could also ask women scientists to share their goals and dreams with others?

    Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, University College London; Ian Blatchford, Director, Science Museum Group; Professor David Delpy, CEO, EPSRC; Professor Maggie Dallman, Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London; Professor Anne Dell, CBE, FRS, FMedSci, Dept Life Sciences, Imperial College London; Sarah Dickinson, Athena SWAN Manager, Equality Challenge Unit; Professor Dame Athene Donald, FRS, Gender Equality Champion, University of Cambridge; Professor Mark Downs, President of the Society of Biology; Professor Daan Frenkel, Head of the Dept of Chemistry, University of Cambridge; Professor Brian Fulton, University of York and Chair IoP Juno Committee; Professor Valerie Gibson, Head of High Energy Physics, University of Cambridge; Dr Vladimir Gligorov, Physicist, CERN; Professor Dorothy Griffiths, OBE, FCGI, FRSA, Imperial College Business School; Professor Joanna Haigh, Head of Department Physics, Imperial College London; Professor Paul Harvey ,CBE, FRS, Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford; Roger Highfield, Director External Affairs, Science Museum Group; Professor Debra Humphris, Vice Provost Education, Imperial College London; Sir Peter Knight, FRS, Imperial College London; Professor Ursula Martin, CBE, Professor of Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London; Professor Andy Parker, Head of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge; Professor Martyn Poliakoff, CBE, FRS, Vice president, The Royal Society; Professor Nancy Rothwell, FRS, FSB, FMedSci, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester; Professor Tara Shears, Professor of Physics, University of Liverpool; Professor Jeremy Sanders, FRS, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs, University of Cambridge; Professor James Stirling, CBE, FRS, Provost, Imperial College London; Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director, National Media Museum; Professor Paul Walton, Dept of Chemistry, University of York; Professor Lesley Yellowlees, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3903620.ece


    A group of professors has attacked the BBC for failing to include a single scientist in its 100 Women list, a selection of influential females from around the world.

    In a letter to The Times, the academics accused the corporation of reinforcing stereotypes around female careers by not inviting any scientific researchers to its event today.

    Dame Athene Donald, Gender Equality Champion at the University of Cambridge and one of the signatories, welcomed the celebration of female careers, but said: “Despite the many notable examples of brilliant female scientists from around the world, their complete omission from the list yet again reinforces old-fashioned stereotypes of ‘suitable’ careers for women, giving a subliminal but damaging message to young girls considering their future options.”

    The BBC said that those selected to speak at the meeting at Broadcasting House represent a cross-section of grassroots trail-blazers and high-profile women in all spheres of life.

    A spokeswoman said: “The 100 women conference does feature women from the world of science, with attendees such as Claire Bertschinger, Director of Tropical Nursing Studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Russian-Finnish-Indian engineer Irina Chakraborty; and technology entrepreneur Martha Lane-Fox.”

    The event, which will be streamed live on the BBC website, also includes a discussion about women in science and technology.

    Dame Athene said that a recent list compiled by The Guardian on the 100 most influential bisexual, gay and lesbian people included six DJs, but also failed to include any scientists. “It is high time for opinion formers to catch up with the world as it really is and present a better balanced view of what women can and do accomplish in order to inspire future generations,” she said.

    Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a neuroscientist at University College London who also signed the letter, said: “It always surprises me to discover that children and young people still often assume that scientists are men. The stereotype persists despite the fact that many scientists are women.”

    Other signatories include Professor Lesley Yellowlees, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Sir Peter Knight, president of the Institute of Physics and Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group.

    Val Gibson, a professor of high energy physics at the University of Cambridge, who coordinated the letter, said:

    “Women scientists are a driving force behind scientific discoveries, which ultimately inform their applications in many walks of life. Although the BBC will host women in the “100 women” event who represent the applications of science , it will totally neglect the very large community that conduct the underlying research.”

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article3904430.ece

    Posted 29 Oct 2013 02:18 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Rosalind Franklin Lecture at The Royal Society

    Sarah-Jayne is giving the Rosalind Franklin lecture at the Royal Society on 5th November 2013 at 6.30pm.

    The even is free to attend and open to all.
    Further details can be found at the link below:

    http://royalsociety.org/events/2013/the-teenage-brain/
    Posted 9 Sep 2013 13:38 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • Sarah-Jayne has been awarded Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award 2013
    Sarah-Jayne Blakemore has been awarded the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award 2013: 

    Posted 9 Sep 2013 13:48 by Ashok Sakhardande
  • International Congress for Integrative Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
    The inaugural Flux Congress will act as a forum for developmental cognitive neuroscientists to share their findings, expand their approaches, and be informed of translational approaches. This conference is designed for scientists who use neuroimaging techniques to understand age related changes in brain function and structure.

    The conference will take place September 19-21, 2013 in Pittsburgh, USA.

    For more information please visit the website:

    http://www.fluxcongress.com/
    Posted 1 May 2013 07:08 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Letter to the Guardian
    Sarah-Jayne Blakemore wrote a letter to the Guardian, which can be read here:

    Posted 29 Apr 2013 13:16 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Uta Frith, DBE
    Congratulations to Professor Uta Frith on being made an honorary Dame of the British Empire!
    Posted 7 Feb 2013 08:33 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Sarah-Jayne has been awarded the Young Mind&Brain prize 2013 from the University of Turin
    Sarah-Jayne has been awarded the Young Mind&Brain prize 2013 from the University of Turin: http://www.mentecervello.it/home/node/53
    Posted 24 Jan 2013 16:24 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Special Seminar by Dr Jay Giedd

    ~ Special Seminar ~

    NO REGISTRATION NEEDED – ALL WELCOME!

    Jointly hosted by:
    The UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (CDCN), the UCL Centre for Adolescent Health (CAH) and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN)

    Date: Thursday 14th February 2013
    Time: 4:00pm

    Dr Jay Giedd
    National Institute of Mental Health, USA

    “Structural Development of the Adolescent Brain”

    Venue: Kennedy Lecture Theatre,Ground Floor,

    Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N1EH

    Please distribute widely!
    Posted 10 Jan 2013 10:39 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Neuroscience on "How safe are Britain's roads?"

    Dr Anne-Lise Goddings talks what our knowledge of developmental neuroscience and the adolescent brain can tell us to help us understand driving behaviours and decisions
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nt3ys/How_Safe_are_Britains_Roads_Episode_2/



    Posted 12 Nov 2012 06:27 by Anne-Lise Goddings
  • NPR and SFARI interview Kate Mills
    NPR and Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) interview Kate Mills about structural changes in the social brain across adolescence.

    NPR: Teenage Brains Are Malleable And Vulnerable, Researchers Say
    Posted 19 Oct 2012 03:19 by Kathryn Mills
  • Iroise Dumontheil and Anne-Lise Goddings interviewed in the Irish Times
    Iroise and Anne-Lise were quoted in an article for the Irish Times (4th October 2012) talking about the development of the adolescent brain.  http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sciencetoday/2012/1004/1224324829674.html
    Posted 4 Oct 2012 05:52 by Anne-Lise Goddings
  • Farewell to Emma, Narges and Iroise!
    A fond farewell to Emma Kilford, who is starting a PhD in Mental Health at UCL, Narges Bazargani, who is starting a PhD in Neuroscience at UCL, and Iroise Dumontheil, who is taking up a lectureship at Birkbeck College, London.
    Posted 27 Sep 2012 16:18 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Watch TED Talk by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain
    Posted 17 Sep 2012 09:27 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • A close-up look at the adolescent brain: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore at TEDGlobal2012
    Posted 29 Jun 2012 01:35 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • TED talk by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
    Sarah-Jayne is giving a TED talk at TEDGlobal in Edinburgh in June 2012: http://conferences.ted.com/TEDGlobal2012/program/guide.php  
    Posted 7 Jun 2012 03:34 by Sarah Blakemore
  • Post-doc job available in the Blakemorelab from 1st October 2012
    Posted 29 Mar 2012 06:19 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is giving a Friday Evening Discourse at the Royal Institution
    Posted 7 Jun 2012 03:35 by Sarah Blakemore
  • Listen to BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival of ideas 2011 with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

    Arts and Ideas

    The best of BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival of ideas 2011 - featuring debates, in-depth interviews and stimulating conversation with thinkers, scientists, politicians and public figures, all recorded in front of an audience. Free Thinking is broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Mon - Friday at 10pm

    Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

    Thu, 24 Nov 11

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Neuro-scientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore gives a talk on changes in the teenage brain. Teenagers often act on impulse, are lazy, emotional and get into trouble with the police and parents. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London and a leading expert on teenage brains. Using recent research about the radical changes taking place in the adolescent brain, she argues it's time to rethink our attitudes towards youth and the place of teenagers in society.

    Download 21MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

    You can find more information here.


    Posted 25 Nov 2011 02:52 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4
    Sophie Scott and Sarah-Jayne Blakemore spoke about mind myths on All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4 on 8th November. 

    Sarah-Jayne Blakemore spoke about the teenage brain at the BBC Free Thinking Festival on 5th November. The talk will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 10pm on 23rd November 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0144txn 

    Posted 9 Nov 2011 04:31 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Welcome to three new lab members: Laura Wolf, Kathryn Mills and Anne-Lise Goddings
    Welcome to three new lab members: Laura Wolf, Kathryn Mills and Anne-Lise Goddings.

    Posted 11 Oct 2011 05:55 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Congratulations to Jen Cook on submitting her PhD thesis!
    Congratulations to Jen Cook on submitting her PhD thesis!
    Posted 11 Oct 2011 05:53 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • 2011 Lectureship Award from the Swedish Neuropsychology Society for Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
    Sarah-Jayne has been awarded the 2011 Lectureship Award from the Swedish Neuropsychology Society, and has given a series of four lectures across Sweden: http://www.neuropsykologi.org/arets_forelasare_2011.aspx
    Posted 7 Jun 2012 03:36 by Sarah Blakemore
  • British Science Festival: The Science of Social Interaction
    Sarah-Jayne took part in the British Science Festival in Bradford, UK: The Science of Social Interaction (14th Sept); and The Adolescent Brain and Learning (15th Sept): http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/web/BritishScienceFestival/index.htm
    Posted 7 Jun 2012 03:36 by Sarah Blakemore
  • UCL Neuroscience graduates scoop major student prizes
    Posted 5 May 2011 09:50 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Postgraduate Award for PhD research on social-emotional processing in adolescence and in autism
    Congratulations to Dr Catherine Sebastian, who has won the 2011 British Psychological Association Postgraduate Award for her PhD research on social-emotional processing in adolescence and in autism.
    Posted 23 Apr 2011 06:37 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Postgraduate Award for PhD research on the social-emotional brain in adolescence
    Congratulations to Dr Stephanie Burnett, who has won the 2011 British Neuroscience Association Postgraduate Award for her PhD research on the social-emotional brain in adolescence.
    Posted 23 Apr 2011 06:35 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Neuroscience: implications for education and lifelong learning
    Royal Society report. Brain Waves Module 2:
    Neuroscience: implications for education and lifelong learning.
    You can download the report below.
    Posted 24 Feb 2011 06:08 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Sarah-Jayne Blakemore awarded Swedish Neuropsychological Society prize
    Posted 15 Feb 2011 11:33 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Eureka Article: Women in Science
    Click below to download the article.
    Posted 15 Feb 2011 11:33 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Article in 'The Telegraph': Brain only fully 'matures' in middle age, claims neuroscientist
    To read the full article click here.
    Posted 16 Dec 2010 05:53 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Dr Stephanie Burnett shortlisted for a WISE (Women Into Science, Engineering and Construction) Excellence Award
    Congratulations to Dr Stephanie Burnett on being shortlisted for a WISE (Women Into Science, Engineering and Construction) Excellence Award! 
    Posted 1 Nov 2010 10:22 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Science is Vital petition and rally
    Science is Vital petition and rally:


    Posted 6 Oct 2010 04:14 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Elsevier Launches New Journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
    Wall Street Online article about new journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
    Posted 6 Oct 2010 04:10 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Sarah-Jayne Blakemore comments on neuroeducation in the New Scientist
    Posted 2 Oct 2010 04:02 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Brain scans may help fix criminal responsibility
    Can brain scanners judge age of criminal liability? Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore comments:

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727793.000-brain-scans-may-help-fix-criminal-responsibility.html?full=true
    Posted 29 Sep 2010 06:01 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Royal Society Brain Waves: Neuroscience, education and lifelong learning
    Royal Society’s science policy work: Can neuroscience help explain, and potentially enhance, memory, creativity, attention, motivation and other brain processes that are essential for learning?

    http://royalsociety.org/brainwaves-education/
    Posted 22 Sep 2010 05:42 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • 15 July 2010: Calls for research on technology 'mind change'
    Sarah-Jayne Blakemore comments on claims that the internet and video games affect the developing brain, in the Guardian:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/sep/14/oxford-scientist-brain-change
    Posted 19 Sep 2010 12:11 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • 7 July 2010: Letter to The Times about age of criminal responsibility
    You can download the full letter by clicking here


    Posted 20 Sep 2010 03:15 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • 31 May 2010: Article about our research in the Guardian
    Why teenagers can't concentrate: too much grey matter

    UK research into teenagers' brains shows their mental processes are like those of younger children

    To read the story click here:

    Posted 20 Sep 2010 03:15 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • 15 June 2010: Five books recommended by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
    Posted 19 Sep 2010 11:58 by Sarah Blakemore
  • 9 June 2010: interview with Iroise Dumontheil and article in The Daily Telegraph
    There were articles in the press last week about recent research by Iroise Dumontheil and Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on the adolescent brain, for example: The Daily Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/7791112/Teenagers-blameless-for-inability-to-concentrate.html)

    Iroise Dumontheil took part in an interview on Radio New Zealand: 
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/national/ntn/2010/06/09/the_teenage_brain 
    Posted 19 Sep 2010 11:59 by Sarah Blakemore
  • 20 May 2010: Leverhulme Trust research grant awarded
    Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is awarded Leverhulme Trust three-year research grant entitled "Genetic influence on the development of rostral prefrontal cortex" 
    Posted 19 Sep 2010 12:01 by Sarah Blakemore
  • 18 March 2010: UCL Lunch Hour lecture on 'The Social Brain' by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

    Click here to watch the lecture


    The social brain

    Thursday 18 March 2010 

    Dr Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) 

    The brain has evolved to understand and interact with other people. We are increasingly learning more about the neurophysiological basis of social cognition and what is known as the social brain. In this talk I will focus on how the social brain develops during adolescence. Adolescence is a time characterised by change - hormonally, physically, psychologically and socially. Yet until recently this period of life was neglected by cognitive neuroscience. In the past decade, research has shown that the social brain develops both structurally and functionally during adolescence.

    This lecture marks Brain Awareness Week 2010.

    Posted 19 Sep 2010 12:04 by Sarah Blakemore
  • Attempting to scare teenagers about the dangers of drugs is pointless: their brains are wired up to take risks
    From The Times March 19, 2010:
    'Like all drugs, miaow-miaow should be legal' - featuring Dr. Stephanie Burnett. To read the article click here.
    Posted 23 Mar 2010 12:09 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Understanding early teens - Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on parentchannel.tv
    Posted 17 Mar 2010 09:02 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • How Teenagers Find Themselves - The development of a key brain area leads to self-consciousness
    An article in Scientific American can be found here or downloaded below.
    Posted 2 Mar 2010 03:48 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Stephanie is awarded her PhD - congratulations, Dr Burnett!
    Stephanie is awarded her PhD - congratulations, Dr Burnett!
    Posted 1 Mar 2010 04:03 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • New Journal: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
    The journal will publish theoretical and research papers on cognitive brain development, from infancy through childhood and adolescence to old age. It will cover neurocognitive development and neurocognitive processing in both typical and atypical development, including social and affective aspects. Appropriate methodologies for the journal will include, but are not limited to, functional neuroimaging (fMRI and MEG), electrophysiology (EEG and ERP), NIRS and transcranial magnetic stimulation, as well as other neuroscience approaches which are applied in animal studies, patient studies, case studies, post-mortem studies and pharmacological studies.
    Editors:
    Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
    Ronald Dahl
    Uta Frith
    Daniel Pine

    http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.authors/722734/description#description
    Posted 20 Jan 2010 06:43 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Cat is awarded her PhD - congratulations, Dr Sebastian!
    Cat is awarded her PhD - congratulations, Dr Sebastian!
    Posted 14 Dec 2009 13:48 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Sarah-Jayne Blakemore interviewed for science blog
    Sarah-Jayne Blakemore interviewed for science blog "La nueva Ilustración Evolucionista" (an English translation is provided):


    The interview will also appear here:

    Posted 14 Dec 2009 13:21 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Sarah-Jayne Blakemore interviewed by Eduard Punset for Spanish documentary on the brain
    Sarah-Jayne Blakemore interviewed by Eduard Punset for Spanish documentary on the brain:

    http://www.eduardpunset.es/
    Posted 11 Nov 2009 02:05 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • 'The Future in your Brain'

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society

    Science Policy Centre

    Policy Lab

    Professor Steven Rose and Dr Sarah Jayne Blakemore URF



    Tuesday 24 November 2009

    The Royal Society




    Register from
    17:30 - 18:00, the discussion will begin at 18:00





    Location:

    The Royal Society
    6-9 Carlton House 
    London SW1Y
     5AG

    'The Future in your Brain'

    A discussion with Professor Steven Rose and Dr Sarah Jayne Blakemore URF about the opportunities and uncertainties posed by advances in neuroscience.

    Neuroscience is the study of the human brain and nervous system in health and disease, bringing together many disciplines and technologies. It is one of the fastest growing areas of the biosciences, researching the most complex structure in the known universe. 

    Especially for this event Steven Rose, Emeritus Professor at the Open University, has released an updated paper: Prospects and Perils of the New Brain Sciences: a twenty year timescale.  He will discuss several areas where the application of neuroscience will raise complex ethical, legal and social issues in the coming years, including: greater use of neuroscientific evidence in legal proceedings; increased use of brain imaging techniques for diagnostic and prognostic purposes, and for surveillance; increased use of ‘predictive’ genetic testing for neurological and psychiatric disorders; and new military technologies enabled by neuroscience.

    Greater knowledge of how the brain learns will also have a profound impact on education. Understanding the brain mechanisms that underlie learning and memory, and the effects of genetics, the environment, emotion and age on learning could transform educational strategies and help optimise learning for people of all ages and needs. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Royal Society University Research Fellow and Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, will describe some of the implications of neuroscience for education. Her examples will focus on the development of the human brain and its plasticity, that is, its capacity to adapt continually to changing circumstances.

    We hope you can join us for this timely and important discussion.  If you would like to attend this free event, please emailscience.policy@royalsociety.org with your name, job title and place of work, clearly stating which event you would like to attend.  Please forward this invitation to any colleagues who may be interested.

    Registration will be open from 17:30 – 18:00, the discussion will run from 18:00 – 19:20 and will be followed by a drinks reception.

    Posted 30 Oct 2009 14:26 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • New Journal: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
    Edited by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (University College London), Ronald E. Dahl (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), Uta Frith (University College London) and Daniel S. Pine (NIMH). The journal will publish theoretical and research papers on cognitive brain development, from infancy through childhood and adolescence to old age. It will cover neurocognitive development and neurocognitive processing in both typical and atypical development, including social and affective aspects. Appropriate methodologies for the journal will include, but are not limited to, functional neuroimaging (fMRI and MEG), electrophysiology (EEG and ERP), NIRS and transcranial magnetic stimulation, as well as other neuroscience approaches which are applied in animal studies, patient studies, case studies, post-mortem studies and pharmacological studies. Authors will be able to submit papers for review from early 2010.
    Posted 24 Oct 2009 12:51 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • How do you think teenagers and adults differ?
    Videos from the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition:







    How do you think teenagers and adults differ?
























    How do you think teenagers and adults differ? part 2 of 3


    Summer Science Exhibition 2009: How do you think teenagers and adults differ? part 3 of 3


    See also:

    "What do you think of the exhibition this year?"


    Posted 24 Oct 2009 12:55 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • The trouble with teens. Times Educational Supplement. 5 December 2008.

    http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6005946
    Posted 24 Oct 2009 12:33 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Children allowed to drink at home more likely to develop alcohol problems, study suggests: The Telegraph, 29 September 2008
    Posted 14 Nov 2008 08:21 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Why teenagers cringe when dad gets hip: The Times, 29 September 2008
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 10:53 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • No brain gain from early learning: Letter to Times Educational Supplement, August 2008
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 10:54 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Beyond Current Horizons, ongoing
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 10:55 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Teenology, Summer 2008
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 10:55 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • A star-studded cast: The Times Higher Education, May 2008
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 10:56 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Nature Podcast on adolescent brains, April 2008
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 10:56 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • 9 Big questions, 9 small answers: The Times Magazine, Brain Awareness Week, March 2008
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 10:59 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Why it's never too late to grow: The Times Educational Supplement, August 2007
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 11:02 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • The Learning Brain event at the Dana Centre, The Science Museum, November 2006
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 11:02 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • All in their minds: The Times Education Supplement, June 2006
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 11:03 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Caution! Mind under construction: The Times, November, 2005
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 11:04 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • The bright stuff: The Observer, June 2004:
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 11:04 by Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Material World, BBC Radio 4, June 2004
    Posted 13 Nov 2008 11:04 by Hauke Hillebrandt
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