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Why brain injury can cause bilingual people to forget one language

Dr Holly Robson spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about why brain injury can cause bilingual people to forget one language, in connection with a story about a local woman who found she could only speak English in the morning and German in the afternoon after a bike accident.

Tackling teenage depression

You've heard of hedonism - but what about anhedonia: inability to enjoy things? For World Mental Health Day, Dr Ciara McCabe tells us about anhedonia in teenage depression.

The University of Reading becomes part of the south east network for social sciences (senss)

The University of Reading is delighted to be part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a prestigious Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. SeNSS will be offering a number of fully funded ESRC doctoral studentships to start in autumn 2019.

Find out more about the available pathways in Linguistics and Psychology.

Diagnostic label for mental health conditions are not always useful

Professor Bhisma Chakrabarti writes for The Conversation, arguing against the utility of diagnostic labels for mental health.

Coping with memory loss - new NHS trial could help

Professor Arlene Astell is part of a new project launched in the south of England that aims to help people living with dementia by using mementos and historic events to jog their memories. Arlene talks to ITV News.

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