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Causes of loneliness differ between generations

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

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

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.

Psychology student’s contribution to diving is recognised at sports awards

Gemma McArthur has been nominated as Outstanding First Year Athlete by the Edinburgh University Sports Union

Games can protect thinking skills in older age

Board games photo
People who play games – such as cards and board games – are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study suggests.

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

Intelligent ageing explored at Festival of Politics

The psychology research project on the Lothian Birth Cohorts features in the 2019 Festival of Politics (10-12 October)

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

Secrets of successful ageing shared in reunion

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