Brain Science

You Can Control Google Glass With Your Mind

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Tech

Google Glass can now be controlled with your thoughts thanks to a futuristic new accessory called MindRDR. The MindRDR allows you to take pictures,...

What Is Epilepsy?

Christophe Bernard | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christophe Bernard

Epilepsy is the most frequent neurological disorder after migraine. It affects 1-2% of the world population. Thirty percent of patients with epilepsy are resistant to treatments. But what is a seizure? This question has been an enigma for patients, their relatives, researchers, and doctors for centuries.

Is Erotica Bad for the Brain?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Frequent brain activation caused by pornography exposure could lead to structural 'wearing' and reduced activity of the underlying brain regions. This in turn results in a higher need for external stimulation of this reward system. This then produces a tendency to search for novel and more extreme sexual material.

The US Military Wants To Put This Chip In Traumatised Soldiers' Brains

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech

The US Military is working on a tiny brain implant that would be used to help cure soldiers suffering from extreme cases of Post Traumatic Stress Diso...

Memories Are Worth Fighting for - the 21st Century Way

Troy Seidle | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Troy Seidle

Progress is urgently needed in understanding Alzheimer's disease and in finding effective treatments. Available drugs can help stabilise memory loss and confusion for a few months in about half of patients, but no preventative treatments exist and none that slow the inexorable development of the disease.

What's Different About A Paedophile's Brain?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

It might sound like a statistic from Brass Eye, but scientists have found that paedophile's brains are abnormally "tuned" to be attracted to the faces...

Scientists Develop 'Off Switch' For The Brain

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed an off switch for the brain. About ten years ago researchers studying how the brain functions introduced a technique know...

Playing Video Games Makes Your Brain 'Thicker' - And That's A Good Thing, Says Science

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech

Playing video games makes you thicker. And that's a good thing. A study study shows that there is a strong correlation (not actually a causal li...

'Glass Brain' Lets You Fly Right Into Your Thoughts

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

Ever wanted to take a flight through your brain? A new 'Glass Brain' 3D visualisation technique has found a way to let users explore a realtime im...

Why Does The Brain Remember Our Dreams?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How many times have you woken up in the morning wishing you'd remember your dream, but you couldn't? Or the opposite: when a dream was so vivid, you n...

$1.6 Billion 'Brain Simulation' Project Launches in Switzerland

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Tech

An EU-backed project to attempt to simulation how the brain functions using a complex network of computers has launched in Switzerland. If success...

Fixing the Design Flaw in Our Brains

Steve W Roche | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Tech
Steve W Roche

The human brain is an extraordinary piece of equipment. How is it then that, as a species, we struggle in one very important respect? Why do we find it so hard to change our habits and follow through with our good intentions?

Brain Scans Can Reveal Your Emotions

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists are able to identify which emotion you are feeling by watching your brain. The new technique involves the use of Functional Magnetic Res...

Brain Scans 'Can Detect If Someone Is Racist', Claims Scientific Study

Psychological Science | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Brain scans may be able to detect whether or not a person is racist, a scientific study has reported. The research, which monitored the human brai...

Einstein's Brain and the Question of Consciousness in Defying Depression

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

My friend remarked on how he'd had the top medical care and had taken almost 10,000 pills in the eight years between the doctor's diagnosis and its reversal. Yet that time was still filled with such mental and physical lows that he frequently felt suicidal.

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Why Chronic Pain Could All Be In Your Head

HuffingtonPost.com | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Emotions may determine why some people are more likely to suffer chronic pain than others, a study has found. The emotional state of the brain can ...

Only You Can Prevent Brain Abuse

Todd Brown | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Brown

Thinking creatively, drawing connections, brainstorming, focused thinking - all great uses for our grey matter. But counting on it to remind me of the fact that I need to buy olive oil? Allowing it to have the thought over and over "I need to email the proposal to the client"? That's brain abuse.

LOOK: This What Your Brain Looks Like You Lose Self-Control

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

Life is full of temptations and we need lots of self-control to live a happy life - not having too many helpings of dessert or too many drinks on a w...

Classical Music From Scratch: B is for Brains

Hattie Garlick | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hattie Garlick

If I've learnt anything, it's that Enya should come with a health warning (then again, I think I knew that instinctively already).

New Brain Machine That Moves Paralysed Limbs

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

American scientists have come a step closer to discovering a way of ‘curing’ paralysed limbs by creating technology that delivers direct electroni...

Are Most Fat People In Denial About Weight... And Could A Scan Help?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

It's easy to be suspicious of overweight people who claim not to be able to say ‘no’ to food. Yet, according to new research by Dartmouth Universi...

Could This 'One Shot Gene Injection' Cure Parkinson’s Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A brand new form of ‘gene therapy’ for Parkinson’s disease has excited experts today, after it was revealed that it could revolutionise the way ...

Einstein's Brain To Go On Display

PA | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Tech

Dr Albert Einstein's brain is going on display for the first time in the UK alongside that of an infamous murderer. Following his death at the age ...

'Mind Reading' Technology Could Soon Be A Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists may soon be able to listen to paralysed or brain-damaged patients who cannot speak, thanks to a form of electronic telepathy. In a study...

Why Fake Art Can't Fool Your Brain

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to art, only the real deal will do, according to a study into fake paintings. Oxford University academics found that t...