Wellcome Trust

Metacognition: I know (or don't know) that I know

At New York University, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Steve Fleming is exploring the neural basis of metacognition: how we think about thinking, and how we assess the accuracy of our decisions, ...

Feb 27, 2012
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Genetic variant increases risk of common type stroke

A genetic variant that increases the risk of a common type of stroke has been identified by scientists in a study published online in Nature Genetics today. This is one of the few genetic variants to date t ...

Feb 05, 2012
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Nuts and Bolts: the neuron

Neurons are highly specialised cells that conduct and process information in animals, enabling thought, perception and control of movement. Problems with neuronal function underpin a range of neurological and psychiatric ...

Jan 19, 2012
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