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Ben Phillips awarded Oon Khye Beng Ch’Hia Tsio Studentship

20 October 2015

TCN Lab graduate student, Ben Phillips, has been awarded an Oon Khye Beng Ch’Hia Tsio Studentship by Downing College. Oon Khye Beng Ch'hia Tsio Studentships are awarded to students who are pursuing biomedical research. The Studentships support them in their research by, for example, enabling them to participate in...

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Academic promotion for Dr Lisa Saksida announced

18 June 2015

Congratulations to Dr Lisa Saksida , whose academic promotion was recently announced in the Cambridge University Reporter ( No 6390, Wednesday 10 June 2015 ). Lisa, who is currently Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience, is to be promoted to Professor with effect from 1 October 2015. Lisa is one of the two Principal...

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Prof. Tim Bussey leading WOW Wonderwomen session

6 March 2015

This Sunday, 8th March, Professor Tim Bussey will host a session that celebrates women scientists and the difference their scientific contributions have made to the world. Tim's session, Wonderwomen: Discoverers and Pioneers, will run from 13:30 to 14:30 at the Junction, and is part of this year's Women of the World (WOW)...

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Dr Lisa Saksida in BBC Radio Cambs dementia discussion

5 March 2015

Dr Lisa Saksida , was a guest on Chris Berrow's show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 4 March). The main topic under discussion was dementia. Lisa, whose research interests include the psychological processes underlying memory, explains how different types of memory are affected differentially in...

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A Q&A with Professor Tim Bussey

5 March 2015

Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Tim Bussey , was interviewed for an Ask an Academic feature in the Cambridge Evening News this week. Questions posed included 'What one thing don't your students or colleagues know about you?' The fact that Tim is a musician, and lead singer of a pop group, is something most of his...

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TCNLab Touchscreen Protocols Published in Nature Protocols

25 September 2013

From the Nature Protocols Website: The touchscreen operant platform enables assessment of cognitive function in rodents such as mice and rats. It enables tests to be run similarly to touchscreen methods used to test human subjects. These three protocols describe how to use this platform to test learning and memory...

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TCNLab Touchscreen Protocols Published in Nature Protocols

25 September 2013

The touchscreen operant platform enables assessment of cognitive function in rodents such as mice and rats. It enables tests to be run similarly to touchscreen methods used to test human subjects. These three protocols describe how to use this platform to test learning and memory, executive function, working memory and...

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TCNLab research pinpoints genes associated with the evolution of vertebrate cognition

3 December 2012

In two papers published today in ‘Nature Neuroscience’, researchers have identified the key genes involved in the evolution of intelligence and complex behaviours in humans and other mammals. The same genes that gave rise to higher mental function are also responsible for a number of brain disorders, the results reveal...

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Study shows how intelligence in humans first evolved

3 December 2012

In two papers published today in ‘Nature Neuroscience’, researchers have identified the key genes involved in the evolution of intelligence and complex behaviours in humans and other mammals. The same genes that gave rise to higher mental function are also responsible for a number of brain disorders, the results reveal...

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New TCNLab papers in Journal of Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Aging and Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

5 October 2012

Cowell, R.A., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2012). Empiricists are from Venus, Modelers are from Mars: Reconciling Experimental and Computational Approaches in Cognitive Neuroscience. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews , in press. details Coba, M.P., Komiyama, N.H., Nithianantharajah, J., Kopanitsa, M.V...

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