Cambridge neuroscientists help improve brain training app

In a bid to stimulate the general public’s cognitive performance Cambridge neuroscientists, including Professor Barbara Sahakian are now collaborating with brain training app Peak. This free app is already widely available and offers users a series of games that are designed to help users both understand and improve their cognitive skills, such as making decisions. […]

Assessing autistic traits in people without autism

Our understanding of autism has seen a gradual shift from a categorically distinct clinical entity to a continuum of autistic traits that are distributed across the general population. According to this view, the autism spectrum condition (ASC) reflects an extreme of the normal variation of autistic traits. This shift has been helped by the introduction of […]

The British Neuroscience Association’s Festival of Neuroscience 2015.

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) recently celebrated it’s fiftieth year by organising a ‘Festival of Neuroscience’, in Edinburgh: 12th – 15th April 2015. Over 1600 delegates attended the event, from various disciplines of neuroscience research, their interests spanning from the pharmacological to the psychological. The BNA2015: Festival of Neuroscience showcased some of the best neuroscience […]

Learning disabilities and poor quality care: evidence of absence or absence of evidence?

There has been a longstanding concern that people with learning disabilities receive lower quality hospital care. The government report ‘Health Care for All’ concluded substandard care resulted in increased mortality and morbidity among those with learning disabilities. Despite such a firm conclusion, the number of studies investigating this is very small. In order to strengthen […]