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Mind Matters: Can Science Help Turn You Into Mind Readers

Dr Aneurin Kennerley discusses how research using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) can provide demonstrations of thought identification, in some sense, mind reading. Mind Matters is a…

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Mind Matters: The Science of Laughter

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Dr Sophie Scott from University College London, shares her research on understanding the neurology of laughter as well as the expression of emotion through…

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Mind Matters: The Science of Magic

Dr Gustav Kuhn and Dr Megan Freeth explore the neurology behind our experiences of what seems impossible. Using psychology they explain why it's possible for us to be so easily deceived by…

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Mind Matters: Touch Sensing

Dr Kendra Arkley discusses her research on active vibrissal (whisker) touch sensing and how specialised touch sensors (whiskers) are used by animals to explore and make sense of their environment.…

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Mind Matters: Where does humour come from

Developmental Psychologist Dr Elena Hoicka from The University of Sheffield's Psychology Department discusses her research on the origins of humour, exploring when babies first experience…

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How to Beat Digital Distraction

In this podcast I’m going to hopefully give you a few tips on how to deal with that modern day problem of information overload and digital distraction. In the academic world it is very easy to…

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Debating Dark Matter: Axions and WIMPS

It's thought that dark matter makes up 85% of the universe, but to date there has been no conclusive proof of its existence. In this podcast, University of Sheffield particle physicists…

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Can we afford to help?

Can the UK afford to help the refugees coming to Europe from Syria and other countries in the Middle East? Or would this strain the resources of the country? James Lewis, PhD candidate at…

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Will allowing refugees in endanger the UK?

Many people sympathise with those they consider to be “genuine” refugees, but they are concerned that hidden amongst them, there will be terrorists who wish to commit violent acts. Over…

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Are they really refugees?

Are the people we see on the news, trying to cross borders or seeking asylum in the UK really refugees? Or do they just want to find better jobs and living conditions? Are they really desperate for…

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Is the City of Sanctuary movement undemocratic?

The aim of the City of Sanctuary movement is to foster a culture of hospitality for people seeking safety in the United Kingdom, especially refugees fleeing war, religious persecution, and ethnic…

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Why Research Matters

Marcia Vera is incredibly passionate about her research but her family found it difficult to understand why she wanted to give up a successful career to pursue a PhD. In this talk, Marcia discusses…

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Polaritons: light-matter coupling for new technologies

The essential concept of what polaritons are and how they can be used to replace current technology are explained in this short video. Polaritons are not only interesting for possible future…

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Are refugees a threat to the British way of life?

Josh Forstenzer is the Vice-Chancellor's Fellow for the Public Benefit of Higher Education. In this short video essay, Josh discusses the refugee crisis and the effect this may have on the UK,…

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Is the responsibility to help ours?

Jules Holroyd explains the moral imperative for helping refugees. Jules is a Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Sheffield, and her research focusses on topics exploring moral…

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