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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

Parents noticing how well their daughter has learnt to take turns!
Lauren Hadley and Nina Fisher have developed and trialled a play communicating their research in turn-taking

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

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