Brain

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.

The Answer to 'What Is Happiness'? Maybe

Ruby Wax | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

The question that remains the most perplexing of all isn't who shot Kennedy or what happened that made the Big Bang, bang. The most perplexing question of all is 'what is happiness?', and also 'how do you get some?' More books are written about it than everything else combined.

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 ...

We're Addicted to Stress

Ruby Wax | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

My position is actually that we need stress, otherwise nothing would get us out of bed. We'd all be playing banjo on our porches in Alabama. Stress is part of our legacy from the Stone Age for reasons of survival otherwise we would have ended up as pieces of jurassic finger food.

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, ...

Eubank Jr v Blackwell - An Example of the Risks Associated With Boxing

David Ready | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Sport
David Ready

For many years, boxing has publicly been under the cosh for the risk it poses to its sportsmen. In the annals of history, it has a notorious reputation for causing potential life threatening injuries.

Three Simple Dietary Changes for Mental Health

Liana Werner-Gray | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liana Werner-Gray

Elements that are essential for brain health include B vitamins, folate and zinc. People who get these micronutrients may have lower risk of depression, and have what they need to restore a chemical imbalance in the body. Foods that contain these components elevate our mood instantly.

Why Is Enough Never Enough?

Ruby Wax | Posted 06.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Here's another 21st century foible that enrages me; after someone asks you what you're doing, even if you tell them you're running a triathlon in Papua New Guinea or shooting a sex scene with Nicole Kidman, the person who's asking says, "And what are you doing next?"

On Death

Ruby Wax | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

At New Year's Eve I'm already writing my epitaph. While everyone around me is popping balloons, I'm thinking I'm one year closer to my end and at that point usually start looking for a handy Xanax. If someone says they don't think about it, they're lying - otherwise we'd have no fear and all fear stems from the sense that our survival is threatened.

Five Motivational Tips to Improve Memory

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Make sure you spend more time applying yourself to the task of improving your memory than telling yourself you cannot do it. Memory relies on repetition, so repeat the learning bit not the calamitous bit.

Walk-In Centres for You

Ruby Wax | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I've had walk-in centres before - during a run I did in the West End about five years ago and it was fantastic to behold. People were so grateful and relieved to at last make contact with someone who could offer help and an understanding of what they were going through.

Why Do We Use So Much Energy to Hide What's Really on Our Minds?

Ruby Wax | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

If people knew what you were thinking would it be such a disaster? When we're kids it's fine to be honest: if you don't like someone you literally throw mud at them and tell them you never want to play with them again. As an adult you try that, you'll get sued.

Feeling Less Sure Of Your Own Intelligence? You Can Blame The Internet For That

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Tech

A study by the University of Waterloo has found that the internet is doing something rather disturbing to our self-confidence. Our reliance on the ...

November 24th and 25th - Budget Day

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I can't get it in my head that politicians can't get it in their heads that most of our 21st Century woes are caused by mental illness; crime, addictions, disease, rape, suicide, domestic violence, child abuse is caused by something that is mentally misfiring in our brains.

Why Having Strong Legs Could Keep Your Brain Young

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Strong legs have been linked to a healthy brain that resists the effects of ageing, a new study shows. Researchers discovered a "protective relatio...

Why I Get on the Train

Ruby Wax | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Every time I run for my train that's taking off five minutes ago (I get an adrenaline high whenever I just make it), I think, "Why am I doing this?" And every night when the audience and I have a discussion after the interval, I remember why...

You Are My Tribe

Ruby Wax | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

So after my little trip to Burning Man, New Zealand and Cape Town I've come back to London. Don't worry - I'm whipping myself with guilt how lucky I am to have gotten that kind of gig. I worked in two out of the three...

Parkinson's Drug Trial Helps Patients Walk And Talk Again

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A drug used to treat leukaemia has been shown to improve cognitive function and physical movement in patients with Parkinson's disease. The small c...

Immune Cells In Brain Could Offer Clue To Preventing Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have discovered a way to diagnose early onset of schizophrenia, which would enable them to offer treatment to patients before symptoms beco...

From the Land of Hobbits to the Heart of Wisdom

Ruby Wax | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I wish this were my life, being fed by beautiful men, in the presence of great minds discussing new and better ways to live and hopefully change the world. I had these type of discussions when I was 18 when I was hopeful and then never again but here's the spark and hopefully some day all this might come to fruition and I can say I was there.

Scientists Say They Changed People's Feelings About God And Immigrants Using Magnets

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Tech

Society's key belief systems including those centred around religion, can be altered using magnetic energy scientists have claimed in a new study. ...

On Burning Man

Ruby Wax | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

So much to choose from - the fruit, donuts and balls sex exhibition party, naked pub crawls, kundalini cooking classes, the orgasmatron experience, slut Olympics, booty shines, workshops on how to turn your panties into a face mask, male stripping, spanking at Spankies and - my favorite - the strap-a-thon in Beavertown for women and transgender people only.

31 Questions to Give Your Brain a Workout

Johnny Rich | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Tech
Johnny Rich

The result was the following. A list of what I called 'ponderables' - 31 questions that will get you thinking about some of life's unknowables. That's one a day for you for the next month. Use them to give your brain a stretch on the way to work or to shoot the breeze with colleagues.

Why Memory Competitions Aren't Memorable

Nelson Charles Dellis | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nelson Charles Dellis

In a world where there's a competition for practically every single oddity, for some reason memory competitions (the one you might think to be the most relevant to the ordinary person) get no love. Why?