Brain Science

Scientists Can Now Remove Individual Fears From Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech

Can’t stand the sight of anything with eight legs? New technology could cure arachnophobes as scientists have worked out how to remove specific fear...

A Human Operating System - Unlocking Optimal Health And Happiness

James Ford | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
James Ford

Technology hasn't created a fully integrated and optimised human operating system yet. So we must work with the one we have, which is pretty incredible by the way! We have to learn how our brains and bodies work so we can optimise them ourselves. It's a tough challenge that I've spent years trying to work out, and by no means have it mastered.

1 In 3 People Have An Envious Personality Type

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech

Ever felt like you could really do with a scientific reason to justify your tendencies to be a jealous green-eyed monster? Well, today’s your lucky ...

This Is What Counts If You Want To Be Really Good At Chess

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech

Just in case becoming a world chess champion was on your bucket list, let us give you a reality check. New research refutes the theory that chess exp...

Alzheimer’s Treatment Breakthrough As New Antibody Destroys Harmful Brain Proteins

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

An “impressive” antibody has been developed that can almost completely remove the Alzheimer-causing-plaques in the human brain. Amyloid protein de...

Patient In A Coma Has His Brain 'Jump-Started' By An Ultrasound Device

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

A man has made “remarkable” progress waking up from a coma after scientists used ultrasound to jump-start his brain. The 25-year-old underwent the...

Want To Study More Effectively? Take A Nap Between Study Sessions, Seriously

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists already knew that getting some decent shut-eye after studying helps to consolidate learning, but new research suggests that sleeping in bet...

The Internet Is Actually Replacing Our Own Memory

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech

Having Wikipedia on hand to resolve that argument in the pub might be useful, but it’s actually changing the way our memory works. Researchers have...

This Could Revolutionise How We Prevent And Treat Alzheimer's When People Are Young

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

A group of genes found in healthy brains could be used to pinpoint the origins of Alzheimer’s and administer preventative treatments before symptoms...

This Unprecedented Alzheimer's Drug Could Slow The Disease By 80 Per Cent

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Tech

Alzheimer’s research has had a breakthrough in possible treatment after new drug trials show positive results in slowing the disease. The clinical ...

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Tech

How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using something like the IQ test. However a new MRI scanning techni...

More Evidence That Men And Women's Brains Function Differently

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Tech

We’ve all heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but now a new study has shown that men and women could be more different than we pr...

Cinnamon Can Improve Poor Learning Ability, Scientists Claim

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Tech

You might want to consider adding cinnamon to your breakfast tomorrow, as a new study reveals the spice can actually help your ability to learn. The R...

Researcher Claims To Have Found A Sixth Sense In Humans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Humans have a sixth sense that allows them to detect the earth’s magnetic field, according to a scientist. Joe Kirschvink, a researcher from the Cal...

Texting On Your Smartphone Is Changing The Way Your Brain Works

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have found that text messaging has changed the way our brains work and created a new rhythm for brain waves. The study, published by Doctor...

Scientists May Be Able To Restore Memories In Brains Damaged By Age

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech

New research suggests that scientists may be able to restore memories by inserting neutral stem cells into damaged brains. A team at Texas A&M Univers...

Artificial Intelligence vs The Human Brain

Steve Furber | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech
Steve Furber

By the beginning of the 21st century computers did, indeed, typically have a gigabyte of memory, and they were a million times faster than the 'Baby', but still they could not pass his test. Even today, with still far more computing power and memory, no machine has convincingly passed the test. This would have surprised Turing had he lived to see it.

Scientists Discover Way To Forget Painful Memories

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Tech

Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. For example, there's probably a song that reminds you of your first love - a song you use...

A Paralysed Man Can Now Play Guitar Hero Due To An Incredible Brain Chip

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech

A paralysed man has been able to move his hand for the first time after having a brain chip implanted two years ago. Ian Burkhart has gained movement ...

So This Is What Your Brain Looks Like On LSD

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Tech

A groundbreaking study has revealed the impact LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) has on the brain, prompting experts to predict how the drug could be u...

Why A Cancer Drug Could Change The Way A Paedophile's Brain Works

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists are investigating whether a cancer drug could help men who are sexually aroused by children, control their urges. The team in Stockholm, ...

Teenagers: Moody, Lazy and Pretty Amazing

Marc Smith | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents
Marc Smith

It's not that teenagers engaging is risky behaviours think they're invincible - they are fully aware of risky behaviours like smoking and drinking, it's just that they are more influenced by the risk perceptions of other teenagers and less by those of adults.

Autopilot Your Way to Success

Malminder Gill | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Performing activities on autopilot is actually a lot more common than you might think. According to research by Harvard psychologist, Daniel Gilbert, our minds wander for almost half (46.9%) of our waking days.

It's Happened...Scientists Are Now Growing BRAINS In Petri Dishes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have found a way to grow brain cells using human skin samples. No, this is not the opening line of a science fiction story featuring a f...

Watching 3D Films Can Actually Make You Smarter

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

Watching movies is a pastime that often gets a lot of stick primarily because most of us think it's a mindless activity. Well we have some good ne...