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Emergency services respond to Neuroscience Building after evacuation

Early this afternoon, emergency services responded to the Neuroscience Building after it was evacuated. The cause of the evacuation and the emergency response are not yet known. Several reporters for The Student overheard university staff discussing smelling a strong scent in the building before it was evacuated. As the emergency services were leaving, a reporter […]

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Zapping your way to a better brain: miracle or myth?

It is no real surprise that the average contemporary human being is beguiled by the concept of bettering themselves through the use of technology. Considering the range of seemingly impossible feats realised using products of the constantly developing field, why would we not then wonder the improvements to our own mental or physical agility that […]

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Bilingualism: a new magic bullet?

Dr Thomas Bak is a reader at the University of Edinburgh School of Philosophy, Psychology and Languages Sciences. He is an expert in cognitive neuroscience, particularly in relation to language and cognition. On 7 December 2017, he discussed the cognitive benefits of learning more than one language. Having spent the first 20 years of his […]

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Psycho-inactive: the effect of drugs on a resting brain

When we stare blankly at our computer screens, zoning out on that assignment with a rapidly approaching deadline, it might feel like our thoughts are blank. But are our brains every really at rest? Have our brain cells stopped sending those signals that light up on fMRI scans? New research from the University of Cambridge, […]

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Interview: Professor Richard Morris

Professor Richard Morris CBE FRS, is a Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems at the University of Edinburgh. His research focus is on the neurobiology of learning and memory. It is for work in this area that he was awarded the 2016 Brain Prize along with Professor Tim […]

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Inside the ‘Neuroscience to Neurology’ conference

On Saturday, February 6, the Edinburgh University Neurological Society (EUNS) hosted their fourth Neuroscience to Neurology National Conference. The EUNS conference aims to bring together experts and students in the specialties of neuroscience, neurology, and psychology. The event proved to be the largest to date, attracting over 140 students from across the UK and providing […]