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ABC Lab - Netflix Babies

ABC Lab - Netflix Babies

Professor Malinda Carpenter discusses her research in the new Netflix series on babies.

The psychology of pandemics

The psychology of pandemics

Prof Stephen Reicher writes about two psychologies of relevance to the coronavirus pandemic for the British Psychological Society.

School away day 2020

School away day 2020

Academic and professional staff recently spent a day away from the School in order to discuss the School's long-term strategy plans.

Alzheimer's memory discovery

Alzheimer's memory discovery

Scientists at the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh have discovered the functions of the area of the brain in which Alzheimer’s begins, offering hope for the development of future treatments.

World-leading primate complex opens

World-leading primate complex opens

A new cutting-edge research facility for advancing scientific knowledge on chimpanzee cognition and behaviour officially launched today (Monday 7 October) at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.

Apes possess human-like “theory of mind”

Apes possess human-like “theory of mind”

Apes understand what others see and believe, a skill previously believed to be unique to humans, according to new research from the University of St Andrews.

Orangutans hold the key to human speech

Orangutans hold the key to human speech

New research, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and Indianapolis Zoo, shows that great apes can control their voice in a similar way to humans, giving a unique insight into the evolution of language.