The latest news from the School
Scots Wird Hunt at Edinburgh Libraries
University linguists team up with Scottish Language Dictionaries and local Scots speakers to illuminate the language's rich history
Perceptive portraits of celebrated group captures how to age well
Healthy ageing study brought to life in an art exhibition celebrating its participants
Clues that suggest lying may be deceptive
The verbal and physical signs of lying are harder to detect than people believe, a study suggests
Affable apes apt to live longer, study shows
Male chimps that are less aggressive and form strong social bonds tend to live longer, research suggests.
Risk of veering off-topic in chat rises with age
People are more likely to deviate off topic during conversation, the older they become, research suggests.
MND affects thinking in up to 80 per cent of patients, study finds
Four out of five people with motor neuron disease are likely to experience changes in their brain function, as well as impaired movement, research suggests.
Turn-taking play visits local schools
Lauren Hadley and Nina Fisher have developed and trialled a play communicating their research in turn-taking
Baby talk words build language skills
The more baby talk words that infants are exposed to the quicker they grasp language, a study suggests.
Wellbeing highlighted in student-staff partnership project
Psychology staff and students have created resources to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Languages, love and feminist philosophy
Researchers from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences will take the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe