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Previously claimed memory boosting font “Sans Forgetica” does not actually boost memory

It was previously claimed that the font Sans Forgetica could enhance people’s memory for information, however researchers from the University of Warwick and the University of Waikato, New Zealand, have found after carrying out numerous experiments that the font does not enhance memory.

Thu 28 May 2020, 10:07 | Tags: psychology, Sciences

Chimpanzees help trace the evolution of human speech back to ancient ancestors

One of the most promising theories for the evolution of human speech has finally received support from chimpanzee communication, in a study conducted by a group of researchers led by the University of Warwick.

Wed 27 May 2020, 08:43 | Tags: research, psychology, Evolution, speech, Sciences

How to protect your sleep during the Covid-19 pandemic

Researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick, have put together a poster with tips to protect your sleep for students, however it can also apply to the general population in a time when their mental health and sleep may be suffering.

Mon 30 Mar 2020, 16:51 | Tags: psychology, mental health, sleep, coronavirus, Sciences

New ways to stop caller ID spoofing to be investigated

Fraudsters regularly use a fabricated caller ID to look like they are calling from a trusted source to convince people over the phone to hand over money. The current solution, which the Federal Communications Commission is urging telecom providers in the US to adopt, requires a globally trusted authority, but such authority is difficult to manage. Researchers at the University of Warwick will find new ways to tackle this problem without requiring trusted authorities or modifying the existing telecommunication infrastructure, thanks to a grant from the EPSRC.

Thu 26 Mar 2020, 10:04 | Tags: Computer Science, Cyber Security, elderly, psychology, Sciences

Leaving your baby to ‘cry it out’ has no adverse effects on child development

Leaving an infant to ‘cry it out’ from birth up to 18 months does not adversely affect their behaviour development or attachment, researchers from the University of Warwick have found, they also discovered that those left to cry cried less and for a shorter duration at 18 months of age.

Wed 11 Mar 2020, 00:13 | Tags: development, children, psychology, childhood development, Sciences

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