Neuroscience

The Effect Of Trauma Is Reversible

Laura Morrissey | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Morrissey

I attended the Attachment & Trauma Conference (12th-14th May 2017) in London, along with 1200 other individuals. I found the developments in neuroscience and its application to therapy fascinating and reassuring, if at times too complex to fully take in! Dan Siegel (1) talked about integration being;

It's a myth that humans' sense of smell is inferior to that of other animals – here's why

The Conversation UK | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Conventional wisdom has it that humans have a poorer sense of smell than most other animals. Sure, we can smell - most of us appreciate the aroma of our morning coffee or a delightful fragrance, and we're able to detect burning toast or a gas leak. But we have nonetheless long been thought to be relative weaklings in the animal kingdom's league of olfactory excellence, which puts dogs and rodents near the top.

Light And Space

Araceli Camargo | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

Light has become a unique point of interest within the built environment on three fronts; sustainability, mental health, and cost. It is the element t...

The Science Of Laughter - And Why It Also Has A Dark Side

The Conversation UK | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Laughter and the appreciation of humour are vital components of adaptive social, emotional and cognitive function. Surprisingly, they are not uniquely human. Primates and apes also enjoy a good chuckle.

Is Meditation Total BS? No, Says Neuroscience

Quora | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Is meditation total BS? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better unders...

Holding A Man's Fractured Skull Together Saved His Life And Mine

Anthony Brennan | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK
Anthony Brennan

life less ordinary banner I ran over to the car, cutting my bare feet on the glass and metal, and tried to break free the man stuck inside. I clenched my teeth, sunk my body weight and used every last ounce of strength I could muster, but I couldn't break free the door.

As Female Scientists, We Can't Give Up On Leading The World Of Research

Frances Evans | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Frances Evans

all women everywhere During my undergraduate and my master's degrees, I always wondered why so many of my lecturers were men and why there were hardly any women in our faculty. Especially when my classes were made up of mostly female students; it just didn't add up.

Misophonia And Panic Attack Sufferers - Are Your Brains Really Hard-Wired?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

My suspicion is that because brain imaging can trace a brain response from a trigger such as sound to an emotion such as anger, scientists are saying that it is a done deal. Look, there is the link on the screen, those links are how things are, no cure.

Minority Report-Style Mind Reading Could Soon Be Reality

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech

Mind-reading has traditionally been the preserve of psychics and science fiction writers, but neuroscientists have now claimed it could soon be realit...

Some Scientific Explanations For Alien Abduction That Aren't So Out Of This World

Ken Drinkwater | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Ken Drinkwater

Accounts of mysterious flashing lights in the sky, spacecrafts and encounters with "real" aliens reflect high levels of public interest in UFOs and the belief that there is "something out there". However, many psychologists are less convinced, and think they can provide more down-to-earth, scientific explanations.

Perpetual Sadness

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

In a world filled with wilful ignorance, unfettered greed and social injustice, it is difficult to believe that anyone could be immune from sadness. Y...

Pssst - There's A New Book Coming

Ruby Wax | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I'm working on my next book. You say (and by you, I mean me) you'll never write another one, the next thing you know is that you're expecting. The fa...

Why Can Virtual Reality Make You Dizzy?

Alex Handy | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Tech
Alex Handy

If you move in a virtual environment in a way that doesn't match what your body experiences, you'll trigger motion sickness. But unlike seasickness or car sickness VR doesn't require motion, it can make you vomit in your living room.

First Head Transplant Hopeful Reveals Just Why He’s Opting For Such Risky Surgery

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

The man who hopes to be the world’s first recipient of a head transplant has explained why he is willing to go ahead with such risky surgery. Valery...

How Digital Technologies Are Affecting Attention Systems

Araceli Camargo | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

American anthropologist, John Tooby, says attention would have been one of the earliest adaptations in the evolution of the human mind. As learning wh...

Psychiatry, The Brain and the Deep Blue Sea

Professor Sir Simon Wessely | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Professor Sir Simon Wessely

It has been said that there are still two great unexplored regions left on earth- the deep oceans and the human brain. But whilst much about how the ...

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

Carmine Pariante | Posted 16.05.2017 | 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.

What Entrepreneurs Most Need to Know

Phil Parker | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Phil Parker

Last week I was invited to give the keynote speech to some of London's brightest entrepreneurs and start-ups. There's not much I could teach them tha...

The Answer to 'What Is Happiness'? Maybe

Ruby Wax | Posted 23.04.2017 | 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.

Using Science and the Creative Arts to Enhance Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

Dr Ramya Mohan | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Ramya Mohan

'Creativity' is applicable to a broad spectrum with Science and Creative art on either end. Where and how the twain meet for the betterment of individuals, communities and cultures is the eternal question. The answer is surprisingly simple-in the fascinating conundrum called the human mind!

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 ...

The Coming of Age of LSD

Amanda Feilding | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
Amanda Feilding

It seems amazing that something so totally personal as ones level of consciousness could be considered an illegal act. But there is a turning of the tide both in policy and in scientific research, which has begun to recognise the value of these substances.

Want To Know If You Have 'Photographic Memory?' This Test Will Tell You

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Tech

Wouldn't life be a lot easier if you could look at your to-do list once and remember it for the rest of the day? Eidetic memory, the medical term for...

Building the Infrastructure for Innovation

Araceli Camargo | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

All of this innovation will need to be catalysed, honed, and hosted somewhere, i.e. spaces, buildings, cities. The actual infrastructure of innovation is something that rarely is mentioned, we know that innovation needs ideas, visionaries, tools, money etc, however it also has takes a physical embodiment.

Bodies, Brains and the Political Incorrectness of Falling in Love

David Bainbridge | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Tech
David Bainbridge

At a book festival a few months ago, I claimed that the evidence suggests that we underestimate how important a woman's intelligence is to men who are seeking a life-partner, whereas we overestimate how important a woman's breast size is. Over the coming days the UK press translated this into 'Cambridge Professor Says Brains More Important Than Boobs"...