News - 2013
£5.2M Wellcome Trust boost for mental health research [wellcome link]
If you live in an urban area, how much happier do you think you'd be if your house was in a greener part of town? The answer, according to research published last week, may surprise you.
Adam Corner, School of Psychology, argues that Climate change isn't just about the environment – it's a health problem (The Guardian, 24.04.13).
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) featured in the S4C science series Corff Cymru - a programme looking at the human body from a Welsh perspective. Other University departments including the Wales Heart Research Institute will be featuring in upcoming programmes.
School of Psychology graduate, artist and businesswoman Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds talks of how she has never let her disability prevent her from doing what she wants to do. (South Wales Echo, 17.04.13, p.24-25)
Professor David Linden comments on new research which claims the taste of beer releases a chemical in the brain which makes people want to drink more. (Mail Online 15.04.13); (Evening Standard Online, 15.04.13); (Irish Examiner, 16.04.13)
Injections of botulism toxin A (often referred to as Botox) to reduce crows' feet leaves people feeling more depressed (Western Mail, 15.04.13, p.23); (BBC Radio 4, The News Quiz, 12.04.13); (Mail on Sunday, 14.04.13, p.32) (Daily Mail, 29.04.13)
Chewing gum helps you concentrate for longer. [article]
As part of Brain Awareness Week, which aims to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, CUBRIC will be holding its very own Brain Games at The National Museum Cardiff on Sunday 17th March 2013. Come and join in!
Professor Andy Smith, School of Psychology comments on new research which shows that reaction times are up to 10 per cent faster while chewing gum, and that as many as eight different areas of the brain are affected. (Independent on Sunday, 03.02.13, p.10); (Daily Mail, 04.02.13, p.7) - (Daily Star, 04.02.13, p.3) - (India Today, 04.02.13)
Professors Dylan Jones and Andy Smith, School of Psychology are interviewed about the work of psychologist Donald Broadbent. (BBC World Service, The Cocktail Party Effect, 2 and 3 January 2013)