University of Nottingham

Can you guess what happened last?

(Medical Xpress)—We can often predict what people are going to do. But is it possible to guess what it was that made them do it? Guessing what provoked a reaction by simply observing a brief sample of behaviour ...

Apr 23, 2013
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Punishment can enhance performance, academics find

The stick can work just as well as the carrot in improving our performance, a team of academics at The University of Nottingham has found. A study led by researchers from the University's School of Psychology, published recently ...

Mar 13, 2013
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Fetal heart ECG device breakthrough

Technology developed at The University of Nottingham has been used in a breakthrough study aimed at developing the first comprehensive model of a fully functioning fetal heart.

Feb 22, 2013
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New tool to support safer GP prescribing

A new computer tool to help reduce the risk of commonly made drug prescribing errors has been launched by a primary care research team and the PRIMIS business unit at The University of Nottingham.

Feb 18, 2013
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'Smart' genes put us at risk of mental illness

(Medical Xpress)—Humans may be endowed with the ability to perform complex forms of learning, attention and function but the evolutionary process that led to this has put us at risk of mental illness.

Dec 05, 2012
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