Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

9 articles found

Infants need pauses and turn-taking, just as adults do

11 September 2019 4 min read

Babies as young as three months thrive if given gaps in conversation and play, and a clear ‘your turn-my turn’ structure, new research has found.

Mother and baby

Environment, more than evolution, might underlie human-ape differences in social cognition

15 July 2019 4 min read

Apes’ abilities have been unfairly measured, says a new study by leaders in the field of human and ape social cognition. Read more today.

Ape in black and white

Crime fighting just got easier as burglars reveal all

20 May 2019 4 min read

The expertise of experienced burglars puts them streets ahead of householders, and even well ahead of other criminals, according to a new study led by Dr Claire Nee.

Woman in lab coat and blue gloves examining finger print on computer screen

Coffee addicts really do wake up and smell the coffee

14 May 2019 4 min read

Regular coffee drinkers can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee and are faster at recognising the aroma, compared to non-coffee drinkers, new research has found.

Cup of steaming coffee with coffee beans on canvas tablecloth

Donkeys prefer sun, while horses don't mind the rain

26 April 2019 4 min read

Donkeys are most at home on bright, warm days and tend to run for cover in Britain’s cold, wet weather, according to research led by Dr Leanne Proops.

Donkey carrying bags on sandy landscape

Research helps people on autism spectrum find meaningful work

11 April 2019 3 min read

Autism research has been used to set up the first free employment profiling service to help more people on the autistic spectrum find meaningful work.

Male student reading in library

Worlds smallest bears facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority

21 March 2019 6 min read

The world’s smallest bears can mimic another bear’s facial expressions, casting doubt on primates’ supremacy at this form of communication. Read more today.

Small bear stood on hind legs

Horse lookin’ at you kid: study finds horses remember facial expressions of people they’ve seen before

26 April 2018 2 min read

A study by the Universities of Portsmouth and Sussex has revealed that horses can read and remember people’s emotional expressions, helping them identify people who pose a potential threat.

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