Scientists at the University of Cambridge have found impulsivity, a trait often associated with addicts’ behaviour, predicts whether casual drug use will lead to compulsive drug use. Their findings are reported in this week’s edition of Science.
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.
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 &lsquo;the house always wins&rsquo;? Advances in brain imaging techniques are helping Cambridge scientists find out.
Listen to lectures by some of the UK’s premier scientists without leaving your home.
The BA Festival of Science will take place in Norwich from 2 – 9 September, bringing together over 300 of the UK’s top scientists and engineers, including Cambridge academics, to discuss the latest developments in science with the public.