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Blindsight: a strange neurological condition that could help explain consciousness

Blindsight: a strange neurological condition that could help explain consciousness

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Imagine being completely blind but still being able to see. Does that sound impossible? Dr Henry Thomas writes for The Conversation exploring Blindsight.
Date:
Thursday 6 August 2020
The Epistemic Innocence of Irrational Beliefs

The Epistemic Innocence of Irrational Beliefs

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Virtual launch for Lisa Bortolotti's book published by Oxford University Press.
Date:
Tuesday 30 June 2020
£2.15 million global research to look into fundamental issues concerning religious concepts and beliefs

£2.15 million global research to look into fundamental issues concerning religious concepts and beliefs

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£2.15 million from the John Templeton Foundation and the Dynamic Investment Fund (DIF) will look into global research concerning religious concepts and beliefs.
Date:
Monday 29 June 2020
Learning from home

Learning from home

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Within the College of Arts and Law, staff and students have adapted to a new way of working, with teaching and studying taking place at home through a variety of virtual platforms.
Date:
Friday 19 June 2020
Dr Katie Robertson awarded Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

Dr Katie Robertson awarded Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

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Some really excellent news for the FraMEPhys project team – our research fellow Katie Robertson has been awarded a three-year Early Career Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust.
Date:
Monday 8 June 2020
Why should we care about biodiversity loss, and what can we do about it?

Why should we care about biodiversity loss, and what can we do about it?

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This year, World Environmental Day (5 June) calls for urgent action to protect biodiversity. Our planet is losing biodiversity at an alarming rate, with potentially detrimental consequences for nature and ourselves.
Date:
Thursday 4 June 2020
Internet access is a necessity not a luxury – it should be a basic right

Internet access is a necessity not a luxury – it should be a basic right

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Commentary by Dr Merten Reglitz
Date:
Wednesday 3 June 2020
Track, trace and contain – but don't keep our data: Ethical and legal worries of the NHSX App

Track, trace and contain – but don't keep our data: Ethical and legal worries of the NHSX App

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On Thursday 7 May the UK Government began the roll out of its Covid-19 Contact Tracing App on the Isle of Wight, however if government want to hold our data we need more clarity.
Date:
Monday 1 June 2020
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