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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

University Congratulates Commonwealth Athletes

Bangor University took the opportunity recently to congratulate those members of Wales’ successful Commonwealth Games squad connected with the University.

Publication date: 2 May 2018

Research helps net £90 million for schools

Research from Bangor University showing the effectiveness of extra funding to schools has enabled the Welsh Government to increase funding levels to schools in order to tackle poverty in Wales.

The collaborative research commissioned by GWE and ERW, two school improvement services providers, provided Welsh Government with evidence on which to base its decision to increase funding to schools under the Pupil Development Grant funding by a further 90 million in 2018-19.  Educationalistspsychologistssocial scientists, and legal experts who have amassed vast experiences of working with schools, pupils and children, worked together to conduct a comprehensive review of how poverty could be affecting educational achievement in Wales.

Publication date: 30 April 2018

Bangor University extends student Peer Guide Awards

Bangor University’s innovative Peer Guiding scheme, which enables second and third year students to support new students, has extended its Award ceremony to three Awards this year.

Publication date: 27 April 2018

A practical solution to challenges faced by bilingual children

Children learning two or more languages are both over and under diagnosed for language impairment.

Publication date: 26 April 2018

Bangor cognitive neuroscientist to spend the summer in Utah learning about molecular genetics

Prof Debbie Mills, was recently awarded a Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship " Linking gene expression with social brain activity.” 

Publication date: 26 April 2018