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Three PPLS researchers to collect COVID-19 video diaries from Edinburgh & Lothian residents

Linguistics & English Language researchers Dr Lauren Hall-Lew, Dr Claire Cowie and Dr Catherine Lai to investigate impact of COVID-19 on Edinburgh & Lothian community

Psychology researchers and Lothian Birth Cohorts featured in BBC Two programme

PPLS researchers in Psychology Professor Ian Deary and Dr Simon Cox appear in Horizon's 'The Great British Intelligence Test' on BBC Two

Intelligence research features in online festival

Ian Deary explores intelligence and the ageing of thinking skills as part of a mini digital science festival

Student Awards celebrate achievements of PPLS students

Students from Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences secured 10 nominations across 6 different categories at the Student Awards 2020

Causes of loneliness differ between generations

People of different generations are equally lonely but for different reasons, a study suggests

International Womxn's Day

6 photos of womxn in PPLS: Jess Brough, Shannon Vallor, Katie Keltie, Jenny Culbertson, Aja Murray, Olivia Gambelin
Highlights of some of the incredible women and gender non-conforming people in philosophy, psychology and linguistics at Edinburgh as part of International Womxn’s Day on 8 March 2020

Older people switch off from machine learning

Older people pick up new skills better when they believe they are learning from another person, rather than from a computer, a study suggests

University awards honorary degree to former Philosophy PhD student & lecturer

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Sarah Jean Brodie has been awarded a Doctor of Letters by the University of Edinburgh

Gene networks lend insight into cancer virus

The Epstein-Barr Virus causes cell changes linked to cancer.
Computer modelling of gene interactions has shed new light on how human genes respond to a virus that causes cancer.

Exhibition closing event celebrates the art of the extended mind

Marcus Coates, ‘Extinct Animals’, 2018, Plaster of Paris, cast from the artist’s hands. Installation view, ‘The Extended Mind’,
A one-day symposium brings together philosophers and artists to reflect on themes from distributed cognition and art practice