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Brain’s connections which keep related memories distinct from each other, identified in new study 20 January 2017 Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol are a step closer to understanding how the connections in our brain which control our episodic memory work in sync to make some memories stronger than others. The findings, published in Nature Neuroscience, reveal a previously unsuspected division of memory function in the pathways between two areas of the brain, and suggest that certain subnetworks within the brain work separately, to enhance the distinctiveness of memories.
  • A brain wide chemical signal that enhances memory 24 January 2017 How does heightened attention improve our mental capacity? This is the question tackled by new research published today in the journal Cell Reports, which reveals a chemical signal released across the brain in response to attention demanding or arousing situations.
  • Widening access and participation in higher education 24 January 2017 Our widening participation research seminar brought together professionals, politicians and researchers from across the country to learn about the impact of pioneering research projects at the University.
  • Professor Colin Dayan returns to the University of Bristol 24 January 2017 Diabetes expert begins a joint role linking his current post at Cardiff University with a new appointment as Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Bristol.
  • Dr Sue Porter, 1954-2017 24 January 2017 Dr Sue Porter, Senior Research Fellow in the School for Policy Studies, passed away on 11 January. Her colleague Beth Tarleton offers a tribute.
  • Researchers develop software which measures working memory in a more accessible way 24 January 2017 A new app, developed at the University of Bristol, which provides an accessible measure of working memory, the ability to hold, manipulate and process information for short periods has been showcased on Channel 4.
  • New Non-Executive Chairman joins Bristol Is Open 24 January 2017 Graeme Hobbs has joined Bristol Is Open as its new Non-Executive Chairman, commencing his role from 2 January 2017. Together with the rest of the Board he will further develop the project in order to successfully make Bristol the first open programmable city in the world.
  • IoT Boost programme now open for applications 24 January 2017 SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre has partnered with High Tech Bristol and Bath, Engine Shed, and the University of the West of England to deliver the IoT Boost programme in Bristol & Bath.
  • Professor Roy Parker, 1931-2017 23 January 2017 Roy Parker, the first Professor in the Department of Social Work and Administration in the university, has died aged 85 in Devon. His former colleague Hilary Land offers a remembrance.
  • Professor Bob Chambers, 1924-2016 20 January 2017 Robert G (Bob) Chambers, Professor of Physics and Professor Emeritus in the School of Physics, died in Southmead Hospital on December 17, 2016 with complications following a fall. His former colleagues and friends Professors Emeriti Bob Evans and Mike Springford offer a remembrance.
  • Brain’s connections which keep related memories distinct from each other, identified in new study 20 January 2017 Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol are a step closer to understanding how the connections in our brain which control our episodic memory work in sync to make some memories stronger than others. The findings, published in Nature Neuroscience, reveal a previously unsuspected division of memory function in the pathways between two areas of the brain, and suggest that certain subnetworks within the brain work separately, to enhance the distinctiveness of memories.

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