Brains

100 Preserved Brains Go Missing From Texas University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Around 100 preserved brains, belonging to former inmates of a lunatic asylum, have "gone missing" from the University of Texas, baffling scientists. ...

Infomania - The Newest Obsession on the Block

Ruby Wax | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

One of the first symptoms of depression is when you can't make any decisions. Choosing which direction to walk is overwhelming, looking at a menu is like going on Mastermind. Eventually your brain gives up, it has no more room, you've scored 'game over' hit your full capacity like an over stuffed hoover bag before it explodes.

Why Europe's Universities Need 'Stress Testing' Even More Than the Banking Sector

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

State funding is being cut, European universities are dropping down the international rankings and less research is being produced... Many European campuses are in very poor functional and physical condition... the time to act is now.

Scientists Grow Mini Human Brains

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have grown rudimentary mini human brains - a stunningly remarkable step towards replicating the most complex structure in the known univers...

Super-Intelligent 'Space Brains' Probably Don't Outnumber Humans, Say Physicists

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech

Physicists say there is now good evidence that a legion of floating space brains are not spontaneously bursting into existence throughout the universe...

Brain Implant 'Could Generate Memories'

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech

A team of scientists at the University of Southern California believe they are two years away from creating a brain implant capable of generating memo...

WATCH 'I was Scared To Death'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK

A man who simply thought he had a chronic runny nose caused by allergies was shocked to find it was actually his brain fluid leaking out of his skull....

Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A 'Giant Brain'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Tech

The idea of the universe as a 'giant brain' has been proposed by scientists - and science fiction writers - for decades. But now physicists say the...

Grey Matter: I'm Donating My Brain to Science

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice E. Vincent

Talking about donating one's brain to science doesn't always crop up at dinner parties. But the fact is, along with the heirlooms worth more in sentiment than cash, the ill-fitting coats and outdated catchphrases, I want to leave behind something else. Namely, the fleshy organ inside my head.

Parkinson’s Awareness Day: Could A Cure Be On The Cards?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A leading Parkinson’s disease charity has launched the biggest ever worldwide research programme into the debilitating neurological condition. O...

How the Brain Builds Identity

Notting Hill Editions | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Tech
Notting Hill Editions

How do 'memory', 'mind' and 'consciousness' map on to circuits and networks of brain cells? And if these terms can indeed be expressed in neuroscientific terms, then where and how will the additional idea of 'identity' fit in?