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  • Is there a link between gaming and neurological disorders? 20 May 2015 A paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today links action video game playing with changes in how people use parts of their brain to solve problems. Structural changes in those parts of the brain have been associated with risk of neurological and psychiatric disorders later in life.
  • Is a man in red more dominant than a man in blue? 13 May 2015 A paper in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters finds that when it comes to perception it is men dressed in red who are thought of as being more dominant than those wearing blue.
  • Scientists track the hip-hop revolution 06 May 2015 Scientists have teamed up with Last.fm to analyse the evolution of pop music in America. By approaching the charts with a scientific eye (or ear!) the team have pinpointed the birth of disco, the hip-hop revolution and the lingering death of Jazz and Blues.

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  • How did life begin? 04 June 2015 at Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies' College Join experts to discuss the origin of life at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
  • Can we build a quantum computer? 05 June 2015 at Helix Theatre, Cheltenham Science Festival Discover the potential applications of the quantum world at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
  • Stuff Matters 06 June 2015 at Winton Crucible, Cheltenham Science Festival Join Mark Miodownik at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

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