World’s biggest study of left-handedness

From Leonardo da Vinci to Oprah Winfrey, and from Napoleon Bonaparte to Jimi Hendrix the talents of left-handers have been celebrated across the generations. However, the prevalence of people who favour their left hand over their right has always been …

3rd April 2020 | cmed

Parliamentary Links Day

Dr Silvia Paracchini was invited to represent the Young Academy of Scotland and the Royal Society of Edinburgh at Parliamentary Links Day in Westminster.  The event hosted by the Speaker of the House, the Rt Hon John Bercow, included speeches …

26th June 2019 | cmed


On Saturday 8th June the School of Medicine was well represented at SoapBoxScience in Edinburgh with Dr Silvia Paracchini as one of the speakers.  Dr Paracchini discussed handedness with shoppers and tourists along the Royal Mile in the pouring rain.  …

10th June 2019 | news

Launch of the new YAS MSPs pairing scheme

Dr Silvia Paracchini gave one of the inaugural speeches at the launch of the YAS pairing scheme with the Scottish Parliament.

14th May 2019 | news

Women in Science Exhibition

Dr Silvia Paracchini is one of the scientists featured in the Women in Science Exhibition at Scotland's National Academy.

16th April 2019 | news

New Co-Director of IBANS

Dr Silvia Paracchini has been appointed as the new co-Director of the Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences (IBANS).

14th March 2019 | news

RSE Announces new Fellows

Dr Silvia Paracchini has been announced as one of the new Fellows of the RSE.

1st March 2019 | news

Cafe Scientifique

Dr Silvia Paracchini recently discussed her research at the Café Scientifique group in Pitlochry.

15th February 2019 | news

GapSummit 2019

Filippo Abbondanza, 1st year PhD student has been selected for the ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ programme at the GapSummit 2019.

5th February 2019 | news

Explorathon 2018

The Neurogenetics group took part to EXPLORATHON 2018 during the European Researchers Night.

3rd October 2018 | news