Latest Psychology and Neuroscience-related research news
See the latest psychology and neuroscience-related research news.
The design of your face mask could help society stick together during pandemics
The design of the face coverings people wear could make a difference to how well society functions during pandemics
The Kindness Test: Sussex partners with BBC Radio 4 to explore the nation's attitudes to kindness
Sussex academics partner with BBC Radio 4 on The Kindness Test, a huge public science project that explores the role that kindness plays in our lives.
Learning something new in lockdown? New research shows what could be happening in the brain
A new study shows what could be happening in the brain when learning new patterns, challenging the classic understanding of how mammalian brains work.
The lockdown booze: How is Coronavirus affecting the UK’s drinking habits?
A new research project is exploring how the Coronavirus lockdown is affecting people's attitudes towards drinking and their alcohol intake.
Eating junk food every day impairs memory and appetite control
New research by psychologists in Australia, USA and the University of Sussex shows how eating ‘junk food’ affects the hippocampus.
University of Sussex retains award for excellence in researchers’ career development
HR In Excellence in Research Award goes to University of Sussex for sixth consecutive year for excellence in supporting researchers develop careers.
Calling all brave young things: new study on how risky play affects kids’ emotional wellbeing
A Sussex psychologist is leading a new study to explore the effect of adventurous play on children’s emotional wellbeing.
Dogs recognise words and voices, University of Sussex research shows
Dogs are able to recognise the same word spoken by different people and discriminate between unfamiliar people by the sound of their voice alone.
Dogs match what they see with what they hear – University of Sussex research shows
University of Sussex research shows dogs match high and low pitch sounds with the position of objects, such as bouncing ball - just like people do
The only ‘safe’ phone in a car is one that's switched off
Studies by Dr Graham Hole and Dr Gemma Briggs demonstrate driving while using a hands-free device is just as dangerous as a hand-held mobile phone.
New test to diagnose synaesthesia in children
Neuroscientists at the University of Sussex have developed a simple test that can spot synaesthesia in children as young as six years old.
Depression in your twenties linked to memory loss in your fifties, find Sussex psychologists
A link is found between depression experienced in people's twenties, thirties and forties, with a decrease in memory function in their fifties.
Best friends like the Kardashians? Or rivals like the Milibands? How sibling relationships form
How do sibling relationships form? Sussex researchers seek mums expecting baby number two
Sussex neuroscientist stars in new Werner Herzog-linked Netflix documentary
Professor Anil Seth features as one of nine world-renowned experts sharing ideas in a new Vice Media documentary.
UK’s first clinic to prevent family transmission of anxiety launches in Sussex
The UK’s first clinic to prevent family transmission of anxiety launches in Sussex today, Friday 15 June.
When life gives you lemons, you take more risks
Scientists at the Sussex Computer Human Interaction Lab have found for the first time evidence that sour tastes lead to more risk-taking behaviour.
New mums’ voices get lower after pregnancy, shows a University of Sussex study
Voice drops after pregnancy by one piano note, and lasts for a year.
Analysing the 2011 riots: Why the emotional impact extended far beyond the affected communities
New research investigating the emotional effects of the 2011 riots in England has found that black neighbourhoods were particularly severely impacted.
University of Sussex on 'The One Show'
Clinical psychologist Dr Kathy Greenwood appeared on BBC One's ‘The One Show’ to discuss SlowMo, the UK’s first digital therapy for paranoia.