Brain

Going Down Under

Ruby Wax | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I really don't remember anyone looking up at me with curiosity, it's usually a look of "What the hell are you looking at, weirdo?"

What Type Of Alzheimer's Did Terry Pratchett Suffer From?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As the world mourns the loss of the genius that was Sir Terry Pratchett, a light is being shone on the type of Alzheimer's disease he suffered from. ...

If You Find Noisy Colleagues Annoying, You Might Be A Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the sound of your colleague munching on crisps drives you barmy, you could be a genius. That's according to new research, which has uncovered a ...

Suffering Gout Could Make You Less Likely To Develop Alzheimer's

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

People who suffer from gout could be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a study has found. Those with a history of the condition, which is...

The Science Behind Your Horrendous Headaches...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Those imminent-brain-imploding sensations otherwise known as headaches are probably the worst. But what actually is a headache? And what causes the...

An Announcement...

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

You can tweet, blog, bitch and bore people senseless at dinner parties on how to improve the world but really in my opinion, what has to change first, is our thinking. The conflict is in our minds and we project onto the world as if something out there is making us feel demented.

On Compassion

Ruby Wax | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

There was a feeling of waking up from a bad dream because suddenly you can clearly hear sound, taste food, smell, see, feel everything as if for the first time. I felt I was who I really am under all the fear, competition and anxiety.

Mother's Year-Long Hangover Turns Out To Be A Brain Haemorrhage

SWNS | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mum who suffered a 'year-long hangover' was astonished when doctors realised she'd actually had a brain haemorrhage. Fed-up Jade Stevens, 34, wa...

Hindsight is 20:20

Ruby Wax | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

The black dog has left the building. I'm back to myself; returned to the living. I swear next time when this happens (if it happens again), I'll be more on the lookout for signs. I looked back in my diary and read what I was doing just before I had a major depression.

How Having A Big Bum Will Make Your Kids Smarter

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a lady with a booty to rival Kim K's, we have some good news for you. Women with sizeable derrières have smarter children than flat-bott...

Learning to Be Kind to Me

Ruby Wax | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I've decided, in the deluded spirit of making resolutions in the new year, to try and change an aspect of my lifestyle; I'm going to dip my toe in the water of an attempt to be kind to myself. My problem is I can't tell when I'm being nice to myself and when am I just being a lazy pig, so I never stop with the self-flagellation to keep going. If I thought about what's the greatest thing I could do for myself, I'd tell you it was 'to never have to get out of bed'. I'm my happiest when I have a virus and have an excuse to lie there without the nagging mother in my brain screaming, "Get your ass up and out".

Still Drowning, Not Waving

Ruby Wax | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

A big part of depression is the inability to 'do something,' your body's just too heavy and that 'go get' spirit is dead and gone. I realize sitting here inert that what has always pushed me in the past to achieve something is fear, sometimes I'm interested but behind that, fear.

How A Lifestyle Change Could Save You From Dementia

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia is the bogeyman of the modern age - most of us believe there is nothing we can do to prevent its onset. But a new study reveals that simp...

Waiting It Out

Ruby Wax | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I've been in the fog for about a week. In a way it feels like I've been reunited with an evil, lost relative. Someone from my past I can vaguely recognize - and then it comes to me, oh yes, it's depression. I remember now... This time it's different than any of my past episodes, At this point when I had depression in the past I'd be panicking that my old self is gone - my old personality gone and this new deader one to replace it. But even in this chaos I sort of know this is temporary, I just happen to have this disease and this loss of identity is part of it; my mind is just out of the office for a minute.

Drowning, Not Waving

Ruby Wax | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

It's hard for me to write this and come up with words and sentences because it feels like no one is at the wheel of the ship - so who's writing this? I'm pushing myself to keep going so I can remember what it looks like when it's written down and for everyone else who suffers with this to say this is not your imagination, you are not being self indulgent (I'm fighting my mind on that one). It's exactly what it says on the bottle, it's poison, terrifying and a complete mummification in nothingness.

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...

Are You Leading (and Living) From the Most Useful Part of Your Brain?

David Mochel | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

The skill of dropping a ruminative cycle about what is wrong and putting attention on what is possible and what works is invaluable in any circumstance. When it comes to taking useful action, you can count on your survival brain to produce convincing reasons to procrastinate.

Staying Sane in the New World

Ruby Wax | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I started my journey to publicise the book in New York. Everyone tells me they love New York, to me it's a gang rape on the senses. I want to confess war crimes after being kept up all night listening to trash trucks clanging. I took the subway late one night after a show, waited two hours for the right train and witnessed bedlam; feral people were howling like wolves...

Finally, A Scientific Explanation For Stupidity...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

High intellect may not be down to education and good genes alone, scientists have discovered a virus that may cause stupidity. American scientists ...

This Test Will Reveal How Quickly Your Brain Is Ageing

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we look in the mirror, wrinkles and grey hairs reveal how quickly we're ageing on the outside, but how can we tell the speed with which we're age...

Magic Mushrooms Make Your Brain Do This

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

This is what your brain looks like when you’re tripping on magic mushrooms. The remarkable graphic on the right was created using fMRI imaging o...

Why Short People Are More Likely To Die From Dementia

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Being short increases your chances of dying from dementia, according to a new health study. Scientists analysed 18 population studies with more tha...

How To Check If Your Brain Is Ageing Too Fast

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A health pilot scheme offering dementia checks to middle-aged people is to launch over the next 18 months, giving people the chance to take action if ...

Finally, Scientific Proof You Should Work Less

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At last, there's scientific evidence that working for umpteen hours each day is bad for you. (Which is a bit of a No Sh*t, Sherlock). A new study h...

This Man's Brain Surgery Cured Him Of His Fear Of Spiders

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the mere thought of spiders sends shivers down your spine then removing a section of your brain could help. (Although we probably wouldn't recommen...