An innovative dance performance with creative input from Professor Nicky Clayton, a expert on bird cognition, goes on tour this week. The Rambert Dance Company's newest production - Seven for a Secret, Never to be Told - is an exploration of childhood inspired by the age-old nursery rhyme about magpies and informed by science.
Professor Barbara Sahakian, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge, has been researching cognitive enhancers for over a decade. Here she discusses the emergence of ‘smart drugs’ and the ethical and practical issues they raise.
A side effect of many commonly used drugs appears to increase the risks of both cognitive impairment and death.
For some children, acquiring the important skills of learning to read or do arithmetic is fraught with difficulty. Educational neuroscience is helping to understand why.
Nicola Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition, has collaborated with the world-famous Rambert Dance Company to produce a contemporary dance based on the works of Charles Darwin. In the video highlighted below, she discusses the scientific inspirations behind the contemporary ballet piece, The Comedy of Change.
Improvements in education and health could reduce the number of elderly people who suffer from dementia, according to the first study in England to compare elderly cognitive ability.