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Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Languages, love and feminist philosophy

PPLS researchers at the Fringe - promotional artwork for shows
Researchers from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences will take the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Extra year in class raises IQ, study finds

An extra year of schooling can noticeably increase a person’s IQ, research suggests

Psychology topics brought to high school pupils

Undergraduate Psychology students have been working with pupils at Craigroyston Community High School to introduce them to topics such as mental health and well-being

Researchers expose flaws of 'sonic attack' study

A study into the health of American diplomats following the 'Havana embassy attacks' is deeply flawed, according to neuroscientists

Psychology hosts Food for Thought in Malawi

MamaLita
The work of the charity MamaLita, which champions quality education in Malawi, will be highlighted at a celebratory event featuring the founder of Mary’s Meals

Edinburgh International Science Festival: What does your mind tell you?

LBC White Matter
Find out how old you really are with researchers from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE) and see what the future holds for dementia with Tom Russ and John Starr at the 2018 Edinburgh International Science Festival

Hundreds of genes linked to intelligence in global study

More than 500 genes linked to intelligence have been identified in the largest study of its kind

Research assistant appointed Beltane Public Engagement Fellow

Lauren Hadley is appointed as a Public Engagement Fellow of Beltane Public Engagement Network

Genes are a key to problem-solving powers, study says

More than half of the difference in intelligence between people can be traced to their genes, a study suggests

Travellers prefer right side of plane

Aeroplane seats
Travellers prefer to sit on the right-hand side of an aeroplane rather than the left, research shows