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Acting After Illness #12 Patience

David King | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
David King

Anthony Hopkins is rumoured to read his script at least 200 times. This is one way of learning your lines, but, moreover, this action will reveal the hidden surprises in the text. The what is really being said, the emotional feel of the lines, that he didn't "see" on the first reading.

Why Do We Blackout When Drunk? Everything You Need To Know About Alcohol-Related Memory Loss

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ever woken up after a big night out with no memory of how you got home, what you did or what you said? It’s called blacking out and according to Pr...

Your Gut Bacteria Really Do Affect Your Emotions

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Tech

We all know that a hungry stomach can lead to the dreaded feeling of hanger, but it seems that our gut may have much more of an impact on our emotions...

Acting After Illness #11 Commentary

David King | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
David King

We are quick to write opinions, emails, send texts via our mobile phones and other platforms - commentary. But we don't make the choices that will make our lives and the lives of other better.

Physical Exercise Is Actually Good For Your Brain, As Well As You Body

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech

We all know how important exercise is for maintaining our physical health, but new research suggests that it is equally as valuable for the wellbeing ...

Good News: Study Finds Having Lots Of Sex Is Good For Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you have lots of sex, your brain will undoubtedly thank you for it. A new study has found a link between frequent sexual activity and improved brai...

A Team Of Scientists Are Trying To Bring A Dead Brain Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech

It sounds like the beginning of a horror film, but now scientists are actually trying to bring people back from the dead using an injection of stem ce...

On Reviews

Ruby Wax | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

To me, the only way we're going to stay sane is to upgrade our minds as much as we've upgraded technology, which is doing just fine without us. We're now spending our lives trying to keep up with it. We built technology to have spare time. Now we ask what free time is? There is no meaning in the word 'spare'. There will never be a computer to tell you how to have a better life. It can only tell you how to have a faster one.

Acting After Illness #9 Opportunity

David King | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
David King

Through your own thinking you can close the doors on opportunity and opportunities to make your life better and the lives of others too.

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...