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The News Centre, which consists of the Press Office and Corporate Communications, welcomes news and event information from across the University and provides a central source for media enquiries, both proactively by contacting journalists about our latest research and events, and also reactively by providing expert commentators on a daily basis.

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 Jennifer Aniston

Researchers make 'spectacular discovery' of how learning takes place and memories are formed

Jennifer Aniston, Clint Eastwood and Halle Berry images used in 'mind games' to establish for the first time how new memories are formed.

News Highlights

Insights into visual 'supersense' provided by new study

Large-scale changes in environment revealed through land cover map of the UK

Children's attitudes towards the law revealed through innovative digital game


 Land map


Law game  

Research team discovers new insights into the ability to perceive polarisation of light in humans.

Free land cover map of the UK reveals national loss of habitats and agricultural land.

Leicester academics work with primary schools to research children's understanding of the law.

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Why porn doesn't empower women

In this podcast, Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans from the University of Leicester's Centre for Medical Humanities discusses her research into pornography.

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The Jennifer Aniston neuron and forming memories

Students bounce back from exam stress

University of Leicester Racing Team

In this video, Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga from our Centre for Systems Neuroscience explains a new discovery of how memories are formed in the brain. In this video, you can experience first hand a giant inflatable assault course at the University of Leicester to help students bounce back from exam stress. In this film, students from the University of Leicester's Racing Team discuss their progress in making a Formula 1 car to race at this year's international Formula Student competition.

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