Brain

The Cheating Kind, Hold That Thought and Love, Actually

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Readers may be aware by now that I had a great affection for my late father and we got on very well. My father came from a large family- he was the eldest of thirteen brothers and one sister.

It Has Finally Happened, Scientists Have Grown A Human Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have grown an almost fully-formed brain in the lab that has the maturity of a 5-week-old fetus. Formed from skin cells it is estimated t...

The Effects of Stress on the Brain (and Why There Was No Lion) at Latitude Festival

Carmine Pariante | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Tech
Carmine Pariante

So, how does stress affect the brain? We seem to forget - certainly the audience was surprised to hear - that the stress response is an automatic survival response, designed to save our lives during life-threatening situations.

Why A Simple Game Of Tetris Could Help Reduce The Risk Of PTSD

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

The small, brightly coloured Tetris squares could one day become the building blocks of robust mental health, according to new research from the Medic...

Me and the Dalai Lama (I've Never Said That Before...)

Ruby Wax | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

So, I went to Australia to meet the Dalai Lama, as you do. I was asked to speak at a conference called, "Happiness And Its Causes", like I know? I told them this was not my specialty as I am a cynic but they held out the Dalai Lama as bait, and I bit...

Science Just Unlocked The Key To Reading People's Minds

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists are now able to read people's minds using MRI images of the brain that show specific patterns of neural activity. In an experiment condu...

The Brain During An Argument - Which Side Are You?

Karen Young | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Research has made it clear that the way we argue carries more heft in determining relationship quality than whether or not we argue, or how much. Fighting filthy will bring a relationship undone. Fighting fair will keep the connection close and intact.

Logging Into Your Email Using Just Your Brainwaves Is Now Possible, Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Passwords have become a common cause of woe in our hyper connected world of multiple accounts and devices, partly because of our inability to remember...

This Brain Altering Gadget Quite Literally Zaps You Into A Good Mood

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

Achieving calm in the eye of a storm usually takes some serious mental power and even then, it's not always possible. Well a new gadget Thync, whic...

Want to Get Out of Your Head?

Peter Lamont | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Lamont

We are not brains. We are people with bodies. The brain, by itself, is somewhat limited. It can't breathe. It can't eat. It can't see or hear. It can't walk or talk, smile or kiss, laugh or cry, have sex or raise children. There are all kinds of things that the brain can't do, but you can do, because you are not a brain.

It's Happened...Scientists Are Now Growing BRAINS In Petri Dishes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have found a way to grow brain cells using human skin samples. No, this is not the opening line of a science fiction story featuring a f...

Knickers in the Oven Phone in the Fridge? Baby Brain Moments

Bernadette McKuur | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents
Bernadette McKuur

How often in the early days and weeks following the birth of my daughter I struggled to remember what page I was on, as one task merged into another. Nappy change - feed - nappy change - feed - load washing machine - change bed covers - nappy change - feed and so on and so forth.

10 Ways To Keep Your Brain In Tip Top Shape

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've recently put your slippers in the fridge and are worried that your grey matter isn't getting enough stimulation, then keep reading. “Th...

Katie Hopkins, Here's 5 Things You Need To Know About Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia finally got the recognition it deserved following the Oscar-winning success of Still Alice starring Julianne Moore, a story about a professor...

How to Get Wrinkles You'll Actually Want!

Katy Wright | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Wright

It is no surprise that these days often come after you have been up ALL night because one of them wet the bed and the other one randomly burst into song at 4am. You may have been dealing with choppers coming through, unstoppable projectile vomit, raging temperatures or night terrors.

What Was That Pilot Thinking?

Ruby Wax | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

How many times can you remind people that it's one in four who have a mental disorder, that means if we prohibited everyone with a mental illness from working there would be empty floorboards in the boardrooms.

Going Down Under

Ruby Wax | Posted 18.05.2015 | 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 28.04.2015 | 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 20.04.2015 | 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.