The Captured Thought visit St. Andrews for the second EASTBIO annual symposium

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A doctoral training partnership with the BBSRC bioscience for the future.

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The Captured Thought’s Springtime in Paris








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The Captured Thought in Paris

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CogNovo at Plymouth University.

The University of Plymouth Campus

Various views around the campus

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Mike Punt and Sue Denham of CogNovo.

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Prof. John Haynes. Berlin.

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Prof.  Paul Thagard of Waterloo University, Canada.


Prof. Arthur I. Miller of U.C.L.

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Anna Catrell of Demontfort University, Leicester.

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CogNovo~ The Neural Basis for Creativity. This week ‘The Captured Thought’ goes to Plymouth.

731754.clayton-wilkins.jpgMental Time Travel and the Moustachio Quartet

Nicola Clayton, Clive Wilkins, 28/04/2016 3.30 PM, Link3
Mental time travel allows us to re-visit our memories and imagine future scenarios~ that’s why memories are not only about the past, they are also prospective. Our memories are not a fixed store of what happened; they are reassessed each time they are revisited and depend on the sequence in which events unfold. Nicky and Clive, a scientist and artist respectively, explore the complex relationships between memory and human experience, including through a series of novels ‘The Moustachio Quartet’ that can be read in any order. Join them for a fascinating talk incorporating science, literature, and the performing arts.

Nicky Clayton is Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Nicky is psychologist, ornithologist and dancer. She has written numerous publications on cognition in crows and children. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2010 and she is Scientist-in-Residence at Rambert (formerly Ballet Rambert).
Clive Wilkins is Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Clive is a writer, fine art painter, and dancer. His paintings have been frequently seen in London Mayfair art galleries. His current newly published novel ‘The Moustachio Quartet’ appeared at the UK’s leading literary festival at Hay on Wye last year.
Nicky and Clive met on a dance floor… They are co-founders of The Captured Thought, which is an arts and science collaboration that explores mental time travel and the subjective experience of thinking (

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The Captured Thought live at University of California Santa Barbara. U.S.A.

bannerNicky and Clive spent time in California last week, lecturing and in talks with students and staff at UCSB. They discussed the work of The Captured Thought, sharing their ideas and thoughts~ and in addition came away with valuable insights into the work of University of California Santa Barbara‘s top academics and practitioners in the fields of perception, memory and cognition. They are so grateful for the opportunity to visit and the amazing hospitality they were afforded.



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Nicky Clayton on BBC’s The One Show.


Prof. Nicky Clayton of Cambridge University and Co-founder of the The Captured Thought discusses the reputation of Magpies in popular culture on BBC’s The One Show. The programme was broadcast last night.

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