This year March 14th to 20th is Brain Awareness Week – an annual, global campaign to “increase the public awareness of the progress & benefits of brain research” organised by The DANA Foundation, and hundreds of partners worldwide.
In 2005, the Wellcome Trust became the first research institution to mandate Open-Access to any publication that stemmed from research funded by the trust. In October 2015 Kate Arkless Gray wrote an interesting article on “10 years of Open Access at the Wellcome Trust in 10 numbers” at the Wellcome Trust blog.
Today in Science, Brian Owen’s reports that the Montreal Neurological Institute is going further still to become the first scientific institute where all research must follow Open-Science principles. (more…)
LJMU’s press office has announced the news of our MRC grant award:
A three-year Medical Research Council (MRC) funded study (£~700K) is being led by Dr Sue Francis (PI) at Nottingham University’s Sir Peter Mansfield Brain Imaging Centre and Professor Francis McGlone (Co-I) from the School of Natural Sciences & Psychology at LJMU. (more…)
New article in Consciousness & Cognition by Somaffect team members Francis McGlone & David Moore with LJMU collaborator Ruth Ogden
Research by SomAffect’s Francis McGlone appears in this month’s SFARI newsletter.
“The brains of people with autism respond differently to a gentle brush on the arm — a form of social touch — than do those of people without the disorder, according to a study published 5 June in Cerebral Cortex”
““I find it very exciting,” says Kamila Markram, Autism Project director at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, who proposed the intense world theory in 2007. The new study supports the idea that sensory overload is a key biomarker of autism.”
…“I was surprised by how little literature exists on autism and
pain,” says David Moore, senior lecturer in psychology at Liverpool John Moores University in the U.K., who last year published a review of the field…