The Centre for Building Resilience in Breast Cancer (BRiC) is a unique, award-winning centre for the research and practice of resilience for women in the UK who are diagnosed with…Read More >
Dr Mark Dallas from Pharmacy explains how he has enlisted the skills of an artist to bring the wonders of neuroscience to schoolchildren.
Our brains have the ability to tone down how intensely we feel pain in certain situations. In a new post for The Conversation, Dr Richard Harrison’s explains how his research…Read More >
Microglia – cells long thought to be solely the brain’s support network – may actually play a key role in retaining memories, a new study in mice shows. Writing for…Read More >
Dr Ciara McCabe, our specialist on the brain’s reward system, looks at the latest craze for ‘dopamine fasting’ and separates fact from fiction in a new post for The Conversation.
From finding brain changes decades before dementia strikes to exploring the protective effects of speaking another language, Reading researchers are targeting the disease on several fronts. For World Alzheimer’s Day,…Read More >
What will the future of humanity look like? Ahead of tonight’s Albert Wolters annual lecture on consciousness, autonomy and responsibility by philosopher Daniel Dennett, we asked five Reading academics what…Read More >
Speaking more than one language can change the physical structure of your brain. How and why does this happen, and what implications might this have across our lifetimes from a…Read More >
Putting a name to a mental health condition can allow faster access to public services and supportive patient groups – but these diagnostic labels are of limited use to clinicians…Read More >
Depression is now the world’s leading health problem, causing more disability than any other disease according to the World Health Organisation. Reading neuroscientist Dr Ciara McCabe tells us about her…Read More >