Brain Science

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...

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.