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Soapbox Science Success – Taking Martial Arts & The Brain to the High Street

Bangor Psychology PhD student Ashleigh Johnstone, from the Isle of Man, recently travelled to Cardiff to take part in the 2018 Soapbox Science event. She applied for the event after seeing a large number of Bangor Psychology PhD students and staff get involved in previous years, being first inspired by Professor Emily Cross in 2013. 

Publication date: 7 June 2018

Psychology Students prove they are ‘Born to Run’ at Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon Festival

Congratulations to the 19 final year students in the School of Psychology who took on the Liverpool Rock n Roll marathon festival this year. 

Publication date: 29 May 2018

Five brain-boosting reasons to take up martial arts – at any age

This article by Ashleigh Johnstone, PhD researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience at the School of Psychology was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy. However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – martial arts can boost your brain’s cognition too.

Publication date: 8 May 2018

Commonwealth weightlifter awarded Llew Rees Memorial Prize

Bangor University has awarded its annual highest sporting award, the Llew Rees Memorial Prize, to a Team Wales, Commonwealth Games weightlifter.

Publication date: 8 May 2018