UK Brain

This Robot Can Perform 2 Hour Brain Surgery In Just 2.5 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a drill that is able to perform brain surgery in two and a half minutes, a procedure that otherwise takes humans two hours f...

Mental Health Awareness

Ruby Wax | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

It was Mental Health Awareness Week again last week. It is a mystery to me as to why it's not Mental Health Week every day of the year? And what do they mean by mental health anyway? How can you be mentally healthy in a world that's nuts? If you feel like you're a normal person, the chances are that you're not mentally healthy, you're delusional.

It's a myth that humans' sense of smell is inferior to that of other animals – here's why

The Conversation UK | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Conventional wisdom has it that humans have a poorer sense of smell than most other animals. Sure, we can smell - most of us appreciate the aroma of our morning coffee or a delightful fragrance, and we're able to detect burning toast or a gas leak. But we have nonetheless long been thought to be relative weaklings in the animal kingdom's league of olfactory excellence, which puts dogs and rodents near the top.

How You Can Retrain Your Brain For A Better You

Anastasia Hatzivasilou | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Hatzivasilou

The human brain is an incredible thing. Whereas previously the brain was thought of as static and 'hard wired' in adulthood after your formative childhood years, now scientists have found that in fact, it is a highly adaptable and rewireable organ, right into old age.

Cannabis Is Able To Reverse Ageing In The Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech

With every passing year our brains tend to get a little less sharp, because like every other organ in the body, our brain ages over time. This decreas...

Neuralink wants to wire your brain to the internet – what could possibly go wrong?

The Conversation UK | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Over time, phones lost their cords, computers shrunk in size and we figured out ways to make them exponentially more powerful and portable enough to fit in pockets. Eventually, we created virtual realities, and melded our sensate reality with an augmented one.

Husband Forgets Wife Of More Than 30 Years After Being Bitten By A Fly

Caters | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who has been happily married for more than 30 years has been left devastated after her husband forgot her. Christine and Gary Newman had the ...

Why Are We Honest? It Actually Feels Better

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech

You might think that your ability to be cripplingly honest is because you are a good human being, a superior version of your dishonest peers. But in f...

A Smarter Way To Feed Our Children?

Rick Miller | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Rick Miller

As dietitians we see many children who are seemingly 'overfed' yet simply 'malnourished'. Getting the balance of nutrients right for both ourselves and our children from their early years will avoid having to try and fix the problem later.

Teenager's Mountain Trek Ends In Shock Brain Tumour Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage boy with an undiagnosed brain tumour climbed the tallest mountain in North Africa just a day before he almost died from a massive brain blee...

Scientists Can Tell When You're About To Have An 'Epiphany'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

There is nothing more satisfying than finally working out the answer to that problem you’ve been struggling with for weeks. But what would life be l...

How Do We Feel?

Ruby Wax | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

We need language to be able to label feelings; to make sense of them. Without words, we'd be like an emotional washing machine on ultra-high with no 'off' switch. If you try to repress them, they will eventually erupt like Vesuvius when you least expect. Suddenly out of nowhere, one Christmas morning, you'll try to beat your mother-in-law over the head with a plunger and you'll never know why.

Understanding Why The Human Face Is The Way It Is

Adam Wilkins | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
Adam Wilkins

What is the face of an animal for? In biological terms, what is the "function" of the animal's face? The answer is not immediately obvious, as it is for other parts of the body, for example, the heart (pumping blood) or the lungs (breathing).

Scientists Have Found That Our Bodies Are Full Of 'Mini Brains'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech

According to science we should probably all be much smarter than we are, as neuroscientists have discovered that we all have thousands of ‘mini brai...

How A Teaspoon Of Marmite A Day Could Work Wonders For Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite its divisive flavour, one daily teaspoon of Marmite could be seriously beneficial to brain health. That’s according to a new, albeit small, ...

How To Spot The Signs Of A Brain Tumour

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than 10,000 people are diagnosed with brain tumours in the UK every year. But while they claim the lives of more than 5,000 people annually, a di...

What You Need To Know About Frontotemporal Dementia After 40-Year-Old Brit Dies From Disease

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A 40-year-old teacher has become one of the youngest people to die from dementia, having been diagnosed with the disease just five years ago. Gareth W...

A Paralysed Man Can Now Move His Arms Using Thought-Controlled Tech

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech

A man in America is the first quadriplegic in the world to have his arm and hand movements restored after receiving a groundbreaking brain implant. Bi...

Find Your People At A Frazzled Cafe

Ruby Wax | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

They open their mouths to laugh and then they'll open their hearts. This isn't a small circle of people suffering from mental illness doing group therapy, this is a theatre, sometimes up to a thousand seats. So after the interval I just sit on stage and, God bless them, their hands go up apprehensively at first, then after a while with more urgency, to talk about their lives.

Frazzled Cafes Launch Today

Ruby Wax | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

The idea is that "it's OK to not be OK," These meetings are not for people suffering mental illness at the time of the meeting - it's important that you know that we don't offer therapy. You may have suffered in the past or know someone who is suffering so we'll advise you where to go to get help.

Sleeping For Nine Hours Or More Could Be Early Warning Sign Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who regularly get nine hours sleep (or more) each night have an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. The findings, ...

The People I Meet

Ruby Wax | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

A few nights ago, in the second half when it was the audience's turn to speak, a man asked how mindfulness would work for someone with multiple personality disorder. I asked if he was kidding and he and his partner said he wasn't and that he had a disorder called D.I D.

Compassion (An Extraordinary Tale)

Ruby Wax | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I went to the gallery and met Tiffany; young, great looking and gushing with sweetness, saying that even though she paid £1,300 she doesn't mind, she wants me to take the computer because it would be bad karma if she didn't give back what was mine.

Five Best Parenting Books You've Never Heard Of

Michelle McHale | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

Is your bedside table stacked with books or muslins and wet wipes!? We've kept it so simple that we only chose five top books, the first of which is, in itself, the only book you might ever need. The rest have terrific value and can be referred to time and again.

On Success! And Failure...

Ruby Wax | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

Hurrah!!! A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled became number one in the first week of its life in paperback. Thank you all... I'm celebrating now but ...