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Simulation lab launched enabling research into human-machine interaction

7 April 2021

The simulation lab at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS) has been officially launched as part of a virtual event.

Sleep study discovery could hold key to tackling PTSD and other anxiety disorders

25 March 2021

Cardiff University experts are researching ways to use sleep to reduce emotion around bad memories

Controversy around fracking has hit public trust in new climate technologies, study suggests

8 March 2021

Cardiff University research gauged public opinion on crucial new technologies to tackle climate change

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Women better at reading minds than men – new study

12 February 2021

Psychologists develop first ‘mind-reading questionnaire’ to assess how well people understand what others are really thinking

Amy Murray

Cardiff University student gets first author on research paper – before she’s even finished her first degree

4 February 2021

Neurosciences student was inspired into brain research after struggling with depression as a teenager

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Pioneering research-based app aims to support people not able to have the children they wish for

26 January 2021

Cardiff University researchers hope self-help app will offer crucial support during COVID-19 pandemic

Hermione Hyde

Clinical criteria for diagnosing autism inadequate for people with genetic conditions, research suggests

4 January 2021

More than half of individuals with one of four genetic conditions had significant autistic symptoms, despite not qualifying for formal diagnosis

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Social media messages help reduce meat consumption

9 December 2020

New study shows success of direct messages sent via Facebook chat on reducing the amount of red and processed meat in our diets

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New survey reveals toll of COVID-19 on mental health in Wales

11 November 2020

Joint research by Cardiff and Swansea Universities suggests large decrease in mental wellbeing from pre-pandemic-levels

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Cardiff University research-led project aims to produce ‘shared vision’ on UK's net zero pledge

9 November 2020

Project will seek to identify steps to deliver target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050

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Climate scientists fly more than other researchers, first global study suggests

19 October 2020

Cardiff University research also suggests climate researchers do more to offset their flying

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New report reveals lack of mental health support for skin disease patients

5 October 2020

Cardiff University expert says report recommendations aim to address ‘woeful’ provision

Dr Sarah Gerson with participant

Doll play activates brain regions associated with empathy and social skills - new study

1 October 2020

Cardiff University researchers are first to use neuroimaging to explore impact of doll play in children

Art

People with hidden medical conditions create drawings to document the impact of lockdown

27 August 2020

Artwork captures “sense of isolation and longing for human contact”

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‘Outstanding’ adoption services partnership

17 August 2020

University and third sector team receives highest grade from Innovate UK

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Britons hope to keep sustainable habits beyond Covid-19 lockdown, research suggests

12 August 2020

Cardiff University-led surveys also suggest climate concern has increased during the pandemic

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‘Climate urgency’ may dampen public acceptance of carbon dioxide removal technologies

28 July 2020

Researchers have conducted a pioneering study to gauge public acceptance on the use of carbon dioxide removal technologies to tackle climate change.

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You can see it in their eyes: Traumatic experiences leave mark on pupils, new study finds

17 July 2020

Cardiff University study finds pupils of people with PTSD respond differently to emotional images

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New research project aims to help shape post-Covid mental health support in Wales

11 June 2020

Researchers from Cardiff and Swansea universities behind country-wide study

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People with genetic skin condition more likely to present with psychological disorders

25 March 2020

A pioneering study led by Dr William Davies has uncovered new insights into psychological issues associated with X-linked ichthyosis (XLI).