Headphones

You Are What You Listen To

21 Aug 2009

It may not be possible to judge a book by its cover, but judging someone by the contents of their iTunes library could be a very different story, new research suggests.

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Violin

Virtual violins

01 Sep 2008

Why does one violin sound different to another? Investigating this question has brought together researchers from music, engineering, experimental psychology and computer science.

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Nicola Clayton

Clever crows and dancing duets

01 May 2008

Nicky Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Experimental Psychology, has thrown the doors wide open on animal cognition. Where once the idea would have been dismissed that animals can re-experience the past and plan for the future, her imaginative studies have shown this inherent cleverness in crows.

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Peacocks

Can old brains learn new tricks?

01 Sep 2007

Although our brains deteriorate as we get older, Cambridge researchers are finding that some abilities are preserved through ‘flexible’ use of neural networks.

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happiness

In pursuit of happiness

01 Apr 2007

Analysis of the results of a Europe-wide social survey is providing clues as to why some Europeans are happier than others.

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Changing Luck for the Better

The psychology of gambling

01 Apr 2007

Gambling is a thriving form of entertainment in the UK, but may also become a form of addiction for some individuals. Just why do people gamble when ‘the house always wins’? Advances in brain imaging techniques are helping Cambridge scientists find out.

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