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More to our minds than grey matter, show suggests

The theory that cognition – the ability to think and feel – extends beyond the brain to people’s bodies, objects, and even institutions is explored in a new exhibition.

UK's first museum of languages travels to Edinburgh

6 boys gathered around fishpond exhibit at the 'World of Languages' pop-up museum
A series of pop-up exhibitions designed to inspire more people to learn languages is coming to Summerhall as part of the 2019 Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival (7-10 November)

Psychology lecturer awarded British Academy-Wolfson Fellowship

Aja Murray has been awarded the British Academy/Wolfson Fellowship, an initiative designed to empower early-career researchers who show exceptional talent in research and public engagement

Responsible debate and intelligent ageing explored at Festival of Politics

Political philosopher Matthew Chrisman and the psychology research project on the Lothian Birth Cohorts will feature in the 2019 Festival of Politics (10-12 October)

Chancellor’s winners announced

Jenny Culbertson is one of four University staff members honoured with a Chancellor's Award for their teaching, research excellence and impact

Ethics of data and AI are focus of appointment

Professor Shannon Vallor
One of the US’s leading experts on the impact of artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies on people’s lives is set to join the University

PhD Linguistics graduate wins distinguished article prize

Laura Arnold
Laura Arnold has won an award from the Philological Society, the oldest learned society in Great Britain

No benefit in growth mindset theory, study says

A motivational approach to learning used widely in schools to encourage academic success does not benefit pupils, Edinburgh research suggests

Philosophy graduates launch tech ethics consultancy

Olivia Gambelin and Anna van Oosterzee
Olivia Gambelin and Anna van Oosterzee launched Ethical Intelligence, a consultancy to help businesses navigate the growing ethical challenges of using artificial intelligence

Secrets of successful ageing shared in reunion

Almost 300 people reunited to celebrate 20 years of continuous research into healthy ageing