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Centre for Neuroscience in Education

First publication from the BabyRhythm project!

14 June 2021

The first paper from the BabyRhythm project was published this week in the journal Brain and Language. Using EEG data from 8-week-old infants, we showed that a machine learning approach can be used to accurately classify whether an infant was hearing rhythmic speech or a rhythmic non-speech sound. First author Samuel...

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Professor Goswami is elected Fellow of the Royal Society

6 May 2021

Professor Goswami is elected Fellow of the Royal Society Congratulations to Professor Goswami who has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society for her fundamental contributions to understanding how individual differences in children's 'phonological awareness' (of word sound structure) underpin reading development and...

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Professor Goswami becomes member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

3 February 2021

We are pleased to announce that Professor Usha Goswami has been elected for membership of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina . The Leopoldina was founded in 1652 in Schweinfurt/Germany and is thus the oldest continuously existing academy of natural sciences and medicine in the world. The Academy selects its...

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Professor Goswami receives the CBE honour in the Queen’s New Year Honours

4 January 2021

We are delighted to announce that Professor Usha Goswami has received the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) honour in the New Year list 2021. CBE is the highest ranking Order of the British Empire award, and is given to people to recognise a positive impact they have made in their work. Further Information...

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What is neuroscience?

17 November 2020

Professor Usha Goswami FBA explains what it is that neuroscientists study and how their research impacts our understanding of what it is to be human. https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/what-is-neuroscience/

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Professor Usha Goswami Receives the John Nisbet Fellowship

9 June 2020

We are pleased to announce that Professor Usha Goswami has been awarded the 2020 John Nisbet Fellowship by the British Educational Research Association (BERA). This is a lifetime achievement award given to those who are deemed to exemplify BERA’s commitment to encouraging educational research and its application for the...

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Maths Anxiety Booklet Published

9 June 2020

A booklet on mathematical anxiety written by Dr. Dénes Szűcs in collaboration with Dr. Irene Mammarella from the University of Padova, Italy, has been published by the International Bureau of Education (IBE). Intended as a practical resource for educators and parents, Math Anxiety discusses the ways that mathematical...

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Professor Usha Goswami Receives the Yidan Prize

1 June 2020

We are pleased to announce that Professor Usha Goswami was awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Research by the Yidan Prize Foundation in September 2019, for her work in educational neuroscience, language and literacy. The other recipient of the prize in 2019 was Sir Fazle Hasan, who has developed play-based early...

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