The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £850m a year.
Research Area. Ageing. The utility of so called ‘brain training’ techniques for improving cognitive abilities is widely debated. Claims that they have a positive impact on structural and/or functional integrity of the brain are reported in the media, but are typically unsupported by sound empirical evidence.
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. UCL's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) is offering several opportunities for doctoral study, including an EPSRC PhD Studentship.