Brain

On Depression - A Suggestion

Ruby Wax | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

What helps if you have depression is realising that you are not alone, that this 'illness' actually exists like any other physical illness; you are not making it up and you are not some self-indulgent, self-obsessed narcissist who's looking for pity or an excuse not show up at work or school.

Marathon on Your Mind? Why Running Can Protect Your Brain

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

We're shifting our attention to how exercise in your earlier years may impact your thinking skills later in life. The evidence so far suggests that exercise may have a role to play at every stage of mental development and preservation - from young adulthood through to your elderly years.

The Greatest News on Earth

Ruby Wax | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Ruby Wax

Scientific evidence has shown that neurons (brain cells) can rewire and change patterns throughout your lifetime as a result of your experiences and how you think about them. So your thoughts affect the physiology of your brain and the physiology affects your thoughts.

Train Your Brain to Struggle Less and Thrive More

David Mochel | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Brain research suggests that it really depends upon which part of your brain is most active. Neuroscientists have found that when they stimulate certain areas of the brain with electrical impulses, they can get their subjects to learn more rapidly, solve problems that previously eluded them, and most recently, to be more appreciative of art.

Eight Easy Ways to Make Your Brain Smarter, Stronger and Faster

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

You are the owner of one of the most powerful and fascinating machines on the planet - the HUMAN BRAIN.This incredible piece of equipment was designed for you to use to create an incredible life. Your brain is more complex and efficient than the world's most powerful computer.

'Glass Brain' Lets You Fly Right Into Your Thoughts

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

Ever wanted to take a flight through your brain? A new 'Glass Brain' 3D visualisation technique has found a way to let users explore a realtime im...

Could This Help Prevent Memory Loss?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new study is underway to investigate whether eggs may be a useful addition to your diet, to help prevent or delay dementia. During the six-month stu...

Why Your Bacon Sarnie Is A Brain Death Trap

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Could your bacon sarnie be the undoing of you? According to scientists, meat that is barbecued, grilled or fried may contribute to accelerated ageing ...

The Promise of Placebos - and the Promise Beyond?

Tony Lobl | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.

Why Does The Brain Remember Our Dreams?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How many times have you woken up in the morning wishing you'd remember your dream, but you couldn't? Or the opposite: when a dream was so vivid, you n...

What Justin Bieber Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

David Mochel | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

How "The Biebs" decides to use his celebrity is completely up to him. Wouldn't it be wonderful if he pulled out of the nose dive and his example served as motivation for his rabid fans to experiment with mindful self-discipline?

He Doesn't Mind: 'Man Stole Human Brains And Sold Them On Ebay'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 21-year-old man is accused of stealing human brains from a museum and selling the organs on eBay. David Charles is alleged to have stolen the sa...

Are Men Better Wired to Read Maps or Is It a Tired Cliché?

The Conversation UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

Any sex difference could plausibly be due to difference in the time-course of development between men and women. But, in general, it isn't the technical details which I am equipped to critique. It's a fair assumption to believe what the researchers have found, so let's turn instead to how it is being interpreted.

Walking Can Help Cut The Risk Of A Stroke

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Older men can help prevent the risk of a stroke by long walks, research suggests. Scientists found that walking at least one to two hours a day was...

'Stark Warning' Says Expert - Stroke Rates Are Soaring Among The Young

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Strokes may be seen as an affliction that only affects older people, but according to a far-reaching study, strokes rates are soaring among young and ...

My Top 14 Bonkers Things About the World

Marcus Chown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Chown

My latest book is about everything... from finance to thermodynamics, sex to special relativity, human evolution to holography. In researching and writing it, I began to appreciate more and more what a wonderful world we live in -one far more incredible than anything we could possibly have invented. Here are just some of the bonkers things I learnt.

Good Sleep Literally Cleans Your Brain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A decent night's sleep isn't just good for banishing eyebags - new research has revealed that it quite literally cleans your brain. The findings s...

New Treatment Signals Hope For Brain Cancer Sufferers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists may have found a new treatment that spells out hope for people suffering from brain cancer. The treatment creates a more effective path for...

$1.6 Billion 'Brain Simulation' Project Launches in Switzerland

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Tech

An EU-backed project to attempt to simulation how the brain functions using a complex network of computers has launched in Switzerland. If success...

Can Sleep Technology Unlock 'Limitless' Potential for Entrepreneurs?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Because REM sleep has an unrivalled ability to foster the formation of associative networks in the brain, the medical and scientific communities firmly believe that significantly enhancing sleep will significantly enhance human productivity and potential.

Poorna Bell

Dementia: How To Spot The Symptoms

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia affects about 800,000 people in the UK according to the NHS, and typically affects people as they get older, especially over the age of 65. ...

Scientists Grow Miniature 'Human Brain-In-A-Bottle'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech

A miniaturised "brain-in-a-bottle" has been grown by stem cell scientists who hope it will lead to new treatments for neurological and mental diseases...

Is Your Dopamine in the Driving Seat?

Beth Burgess | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

A brain chemical called dopamine may be responsible for more of your choices than you think. This much-misunderstood neurotransmitter, whose original function was to ensure our survival, has been somewhat hijacked by the modern world, meaning that more of us are likely to fall prey to addiction and other unwanted behaviours.

Fixing the Design Flaw in Our Brains

Steve W Roche | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Tech
Steve W Roche

The human brain is an extraordinary piece of equipment. How is it then that, as a species, we struggle in one very important respect? Why do we find it so hard to change our habits and follow through with our good intentions?

Does the Brain Change Our Travel Memories?

Lizzie Davey | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

It's difficult to remember a travel experience as a whole. Instead, I tend to remember snippets that whir in and out of focus. Kind of like a dream - you know, where if you think about it directly it disappears but if you lurk at the edges you can sort of get the gist?