Brain Science

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 18.08.2015 | 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...

How to Love Your Dopey Brain: Navigating Your Self on Sex

Bridget Tate | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Tate

I am a traveler. I enjoy navigating foreign terrain. And I am typically a serial monogamous, years of long-term relationship after long-term relationship with desert in between. Due to this, the rules of this type of playground are very foreign to me.

Saving Computer Files 'Frees Up' New Space In Your Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

Saving a computer file appears to improve your human memory, a scientific study suggests. The act of recording something artificially appears to "f...

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...