Researchers call for greater support of African neuroscience research after two-decade analysis
With the world’s largest human genetic diversity, Sussex experts believe Africa is vital to help progress neuroscience research.
UK builds first modular quantum brain sensor and records signal
A team of scientists at the University of Sussex have for the first time built a modular quantum brain scanner, and used it to record a brain signal.
Alzheimer’s research ‘world first’: blood oxygen levels could explain why memory loss is an early symptom
Scientists record oxygen levels in the hippocampus and provide experimental proof for why it is vulnerable to damage, a precursor to Alzheimer’s.
University to play key role at new research centre at forefront of UK industrial decarbonisation ambitions
Benjamin Sovacool will be co-director and the University leads on 3 research topics at the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre
Do some sounds make your skin crawl? If so, scientists want to hear from you
University of Sussex psychologists are seeking adults, teens and children with misophonia for new research.
Women with a ‘sweet tooth’ more in tune with their bodies – new study
New research has found that women who crave sweet foods are more in tune with their bodies, and better able to tell when they feel full.
Does your cat feel empathy for you? A new study aims to find out
Psychologists are seeking cat and owner duos to see whether cats can ‘catch’ yawns from their owners, which would hint at empathy between the species.
Study finds rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds
A new paper, co-authored by a Sussex researcher, concludes that flowers can rapidly change shape to adapt to their environment.
The power of the pack: how crowd-sourcing is the future for animal behaviour research
Psychologists at the University of Sussex have found that crowd-sourcing the analysis of animal behaviour can eliminate bias to give accurate results.
Home improvers and influencers vital to achieving UK net zero domestic heating targets
The role of enthusiastic heat pump adopters in spreading the word is as important as Government policy, education and training.
UK society picks up unpaid £110 billion tab from energy industry every year
The true social, environmental and health costs of the UK energy sector is paid for by society at large rather than the industry or its consumers
Consumers will condemn activist brands if they cannot prove moral competency when challenging freedom of speech
A report finds brands that fail to prove their activist leanings fairly risk being labelled ‘conformist’ and ‘fame-seekers’.
Scotland’s pursuit of low carbon future restricted by UK national security objectives
Scotland’s progression to a low carbon future is likely being held back by national security policy from Westminster.
US society picks up unpaid $1.7 trillion tab from energy industry every year
The social, environmental and health costs of the US energy sector dwarves the revenues of the country’s upstream oil and gas industry ($181 billion)
Parenting in a time of anxiety: Psychologists seek 2,000 anxious parent volunteers for major new study
Professor Sam Cartwright-Hatton and her team are launching their new online Parenting with Anxiety programme.
Global climate scenarios may significantly overestimate the energy savings from improved energy efficiency
A new study argues that global energy modellers need to take rebound effects more seriously, and find ways of capturing their full range of effects.
The hidden $25 trillion cost of the planet's energy and transport systems
The hidden social, environmental and health costs of the energy and transport sectors is equal to more than a quarter of global economic output.
Making sense of the mass data generated from firing neurons
Breakthrough from scientists which may help answer key questions about how animals process information and adapt to environmental changes.
UK’s first survey documenting the lives of ethnic and religious minority people during Covid-19 launches
Dr Laia Becares has shaped the UK’s first survey on the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on the lives of 17,000 ethnic and religious minority people.