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New paper by Elisa Zamboni in BioRxiv May 2020

29 May 2020

New paper by Elisa Zamboni et al is availabe at BioRxiv in which we examine fine-scale computations for adaptive processing in the human brain. Adapting to the environment statistics by reducing brain responses to repetitive sensory information is key for efficient information processing. Yet, the fine-scale computations...

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New paper by Ke Jia in BioRxiv May 2020

25 May 2020

New paper by Ke Jia et al is available in BioRxiv in which we show that 7T brain imaging reveals adaptive fine-scale circuits in the human brain. Learning and experience are critical for translating ambiguous sensory information from our environments to perceptual decisions. Yet, evidence on how training molds the adult...

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New paper in NeuroImage: Clinical!

4 March 2020

A new publication by Joseph Giorgio, Susan Landau, William Jagust, Peter Tino and Professor Zoe Kourtzi highlights new methods for Modelling prognostic trajectories of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease for the Alzheimer's disease Neuroimaging Initiative Read the full article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/...

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Read more at: Reporting from Cambridge Science Festival 2019

Reporting from Cambridge Science Festival 2019

19 March 2019

This March saw the return of the Cambridge Science Festival 2019. This is an annual, city wide event which showcases the variety of new and exciting science going on across Cambridge. Members of the Adaptive Brain Lab enjoyed hosting a stall in the Department of Psychology for the day on Saturday 16 March. Visitors enjoyed...

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New paper in Nature Human Behaviour!

15 January 2019

A new publication by Dr. Vasilis Karlaftis, Joseph Giorgio, Dr. Andrew Welchman and Professor Zoe Kourtzi combines behavioural modelling with functional and structural brain connectivity and shows that individuals learn the structure of variable environments by employing alternate decision strategies that engage distinct brain networks:

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New paper in e-Neuro!

9 January 2019

A new publication by Dr. Vasilis Karlaftis, Dr. Andrew Welchman and Professor Zoe Kourtzi answers how we extract meaningful structure and make predictions in novel environments.

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New papers in eLife and Nature Communications reveal the role of GABAergic inhibition in visual perceptual learning

9 January 2019

We are delighted to announce two new publications from our lab on the role of GABAergic inhibition in visual perceptual learning. We have used multi-modal human brain imaging (MR Spectroscopy, task fMRI, resting state fMRI) to investigate changes in the concentration of the neurotransmitter GABA during training across decision-making circuits.

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The brain takes alternate routes to learn new tricks in older age

5 July 2018

"Memory is a mental capacity that starts to deteriorate from a fairly young age. In critical memory centres of the brain, grey matter irreversibly declines from our forties."

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New paper in Nature Communications!

24 April 2018

We are delighted to announce the release of a new paper by Dr Reuben Rideaux and Dr Andrew Welchman . Perception relies on information integration but it is unclear how the brain decides which information to integrate and which to keep separate. Here, the authors develop and test a biologically inspired model of cue-...

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Don't believe everything you see...

22 March 2018

This March saw the return of the Cambridge Science Festival #csf2018. This is an annual, city wide event which showcases the variety of new and exciting science going on across Cambridge. Members of the Adaptive Brain Lab enjoyed hosting a stall for the day on Saturday 17 March, and Prof. Kourtzi (head of the lab) is giving a talk at Mill Lane Lecture Rooms tonight (Thursday 22 March) at 6pm.

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