UK Brain

Scientists Could Erase All Your Fears With An Injection Into The Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

Fear of a particular thing can cause anxiety, and is difficult to treat. Conventional treatments, the NHS says, often require cognitive behavioural th...

On Escaping

Ruby Wax | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

When I heard Trump won the election, I did the only sensible thing I could think of. I picked a destination as far away from anywhere as I could find, which happened to be a far away island in Indonesia called Raja Ampat West Papua.

Brain Surgery With Glow In The Dark Cancer Cells

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Sam Godfrey

Patients are given a special drink before their operation. This lemony-tasting drink contains a chemical called 5-ALA which is absorbed by cancer cells and then basically rearranged into a much larger molecule - one that looks a little bit crystal like.

Scientists Can Now Remove Individual Fears From Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech

Can’t stand the sight of anything with eight legs? New technology could cure arachnophobes as scientists have worked out how to remove specific fear...

Frazzled Cafes - A Safe Place Where We Cut The Bullsh**t

Ruby Wax | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

Frazzled isn't an illness, it's the syndrome of not being able to stop those churning thoughts; that we're not doing enough, not good enough, that we're riding by the seat of our pants and we're going to get caught.

Acting After Illness #4 Hope

David King | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
David King

When my family first came looking for me in St Georges hospital, I can't imagine how they must of felt. Scared? Confused? Little did they know...

Mars-Bound Astronauts Face Chronic Dementia

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Tech

Astronauts travelling to Mars could develop chronic dementia following exposure to galactic cosmic rays, new research suggests. According to a new st...

1 In 3 People Have An Envious Personality Type

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech

Ever felt like you could really do with a scientific reason to justify your tendencies to be a jealous green-eyed monster? Well, today’s your lucky ...

This Is What Counts If You Want To Be Really Good At Chess

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech

Just in case becoming a world chess champion was on your bucket list, let us give you a reality check. New research refutes the theory that chess exp...

On Silence (Part 1)

Ruby Wax | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I was always curious what the effects of a long silent retreat would be? Would I be enlightened? Would I have a nervous breakdown? You have both experiences but they alternate minute by minute. Just when you think you've reached Buddhahood because your mind is clear, the familiar negative thoughts smash in and shoot you down; reminding you what a jerk you are.

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...

Sugar Is Actively Controlling Your Brain More Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

German scientists have discovered that your brain is actively taking in sugar, rather than passively absorbing it, as previously thought. Prior to thi...

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...

Is Self-Control A Limited Resource? New Research Questions Our Understanding Of The Phenomenon

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Tech

Self-control is a funny old thing. It’s our brain essentially arguing with itself and then finally coming to the understanding that what we’re doi...

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...

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...

Exercising Four Hours After Learning Can 'Boost Memory'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Exercising four hours after learning something new could help you remember it, according to a new study. Researchers found that physical exercise impr...

On Compassion

Ruby Wax | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Why do we always need to find someone to blame for our discomfort in being alive? If I can figure out this 'c' thing I may be able to save the world or at least myself.

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.

Jolts of Jealousy

Ruby Wax | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Part of my illness (a trigger) is when I hear I'm going to meet someone like Matt and I immediately want to look up which one of us sold more books. I have learned to hold back because if it's him, I know I'm going to get that jolt in the stomach that signifies envy and if I accumulate a lot of them, I can tip into the foothills of madness.

I Suggest a Riot

Ruby Wax | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Facts: The current annual economic cost of mental illness in the UK is £70billion, which is equal to the entire National Health budget. By 2030, the World Health Organization predicts more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem.

There Are More Connections in the Human Brain Than There Are Stars in Our Milky Way Galaxy...

Carmine Pariante | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Tech
Carmine Pariante

The debate on Mind vs. Brain has figured prominently in the recent public press. But the debate is misleading: few dispute that mental life is grounded in the complex circuits of connections between neurons (brain cells) and in their constant interaction with the world outside.

Connected Learning: Early Childhood and the Importance of Identifying "Windows of Opportunity"

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

India Vertical The scientific and technological advances in the last 100 years or so have massively improved our understanding of the human brain and...

Promises, Promises - Where's the Action for Mental Health?

Ruby Wax | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

As terrible as the world is, if we keep our attention off the button of de-stigmatization, we'll never get anywhere and those in this country who are suffering from a mental emergency won't get any help. I've heard too many stories about someone not finding a hospital, even on the verge of suicide.