Scientists have discovered a link between our genes and quick thinking skills in middle and later life.
The novelists Sir Walter Scott and Mrs Margaret Oliphant - brought to back to life by Artemis Scotland heritage interpretation services - visited the Main Library to help launch an interactive resource that promotes Edinburghâs rich literary heritage.
The College of Humanities and Social Science is well represented at the 2015 Edinburgh International Science Festival, with staff and students involved in a wide range of events.
Children with more symmetrical hands have speedier mental responses than others, according to a study.
The Head of the College of Humanities & Social Science is among twelve academics from the University named RSE Fellows.
Students are being offered a taste of what it is like to work in creative and cultural sectors at a new careers festival.
Experts are creating a unique visual archive of every tower block in the UK to help restore high flats' beleaguered reputation.
Dr Catherine Martin has been appointed as the new College Registrar.
Scientists have identified genes associated with people's general cognitive function - how we process information.
People in jobs that demand complex dealings with people or data are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study suggests.
One of humankind's most remarkable traits - an ability to achieve great feats by building on the work of others - is also present in the animal kingdom, research suggests.
People living in Scotland are set to benefit from a new centre that will encourage and support speaking more than one language.
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This article was published on May 15, 2014