Dr Bronwyn Parry is fascinated by what motivates people to donate their brains for much-needed research into dementia
Queen Mary Linguistics team studies a fast disappearing Native American language
Dr Qazi Rahman contributes to the nature vs nurture debate over sexual identity and orientation
Professor Jenny Cheshire tunes into the new sounds of English
Professor Adina Michael-Titus is harnessing the power of natural compounds for neural protection
Professor Stephen Stansfeld assesses the impact of childhood stress on later life
Dr Caroline Brennan is learning about the biology of human addiction through observing zebrafish
Professor Tilli Tansey opens up new discussion of the past
Professor Nicolaas Vriend uses game theory to shed light on human interaction
Many individual minds can be said to shape society; while society, in turn, shapes individual minds. This constant play, back and forth, between these two concepts has implications for how we see ourselves, how we treat parts of our society, and what we, as a collective group, aspire towards.
Mind and society is a broad theme that bridges the humanities, sciences and medicine, bringing together work happening across QM. For example:
- Academics in the Department of Linguistics are exploring how language illuminates both individual thinking and changes in society, see the Linguistics Research Digest blog for the latest research condensed in an accessible format.
- The Biological and Experimental Psychology group take a unique approach to unravelling human behaviour, one strongly grounded in the natural sciences.
- The Centre for Psychiatry investigates ideas about mental illness from a cultural perspective, paying particular attention to the role played by social factors.
- The Centre for the History of the Emotions explores the portrayal of emotional states through the ages, see the History of Emotions blog for thought-provoking posts.
Jules Evans wins BBC broadcasting competition
20 May 2013