Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2022
Cutting-edge research from the University of Essex is playing a key role in the 2022 prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Out of the 16 inspiring science exhibits from across the UK specially chosen for the event, three are showcasing excellence in research at Essex:
Led by Professor Reinhold Scherer, from our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, this exhibit will showcase Essex’s work on expanding our understanding of brain signals and patterns and translating them into information that can be understood by artificial devices.
This research team, led by Dr Nick Aldred for our School of Life Sciences, will showcase the hidden movements of life in the sea by all sizes of organisms – from bacteria and barnacles to salmon and whales – and the importance of this movement to the ecosystem.
The research team, led by Dr Paul Hanel, from our Department of Psychology, will demonstrate how accurate our perception of differences in human values between groups of people and our perception of actual polarisation in our society actually is. The exhibit will showcase research showing that people struggle to perceive differences with others accurately.