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New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall

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A new study from the University of Birmingham and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit in Cambridge has shown how intentional recall is beyond a simple reawakening of a memory; and actually leads us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval. Quite simply, the very act of remembering may be one of the major reasons why we forget.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

TEDx University of Birmingham - The Road Less Travelled

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TEDx University of Birmingham returns for the second year running to celebrate research successes and ideas worth spreading.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

British society among the most harmful to its citizens, says research

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Liberal societies such as the UK, US and Australia are among the most harmful to their citizens, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham says global demand for 'cold' should be taken seriously with launch of new Policy Commission

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The University of Birmingham announces today (16 March 2015) the launch of a new policy commission entitled 'Doing Cold Smarter'. It will investigate how the growing demand for 'cold' and cooling, which is required to address global challenges of hunger, disease and population growth, can be met without causing environmental ruin.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

'Grand and enlightened partnerships' needed for arts and culture to flourish, says BBC Radio 3 Controller

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A 'grand and enlightened partnership' that benefits everyone and leads to real impact is the way ahead for universities, cultural organisations and great cities like Birmingham, Alan Davey said yesterday.
Date:
13/03/2015
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