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Ambitious Oxford initiative launched to address graduate under-representation

Oxford University and its colleges have announced a major new scholarship scheme for black graduate students as part of a programme to transform its graduate population by creating more funding opportunities for under-represented groups.

Researchers reveal surprising simplicity behind our ability to hear

A computational modelling study from the King Group demonstrates that the way sounds are transformed from the ear to the brain’s auditory cortex may be simpler than expected. These findings not only highlight the value of computational modelling for determining the principles underlying neural processing, but could also be useful for improving treatments for patients with hearing loss.

Junk’ DNA could be rewiring our brains

A new study by Waddell Group Neuroscientists at the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour shows that mobile genetic elements that were active in the genomes of our ancestors could be closely linked to important functions in our brain and might help diversify our behaviour, cognition and emotions.

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