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5 August, 2013

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The Neuroscience of Motion Sickness Have you ever travelled on a plane or a boat, and experienced motion sickness? Scientists have theorized for some time what […]
30 July, 2013

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There is a well-worn children’s playground proverb that says, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me”. In adult language this […]
29 July, 2013

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It’s Monday; take a deep breath “If you ask me what the single most important key to longevity is, I would have to say it is […]
26 July, 2013

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Manipulating Memories American musician extraordinaire, Robert Allen Zimmerman (better known as Bob Dylan) once admonished his audience, “Take care of all your memories. For you cannot […]
25 July, 2013

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Chocolate on the Brain New York author, Dave Barry, once wrote, “Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is […]
24 July, 2013

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Love’s Dark Side A recent Google search of the term ‘falling in love’ produced “about 339,000,000 results”. Falling in love is the subject of countless songs, […]
23 July, 2013

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Stress is Slowly Murdering your Mind You know you’re stressed if you can see individual air molecules vibrating; you wonder if brewing is really a necessary […]
22 July, 2013

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Drinking Water Boosts your Brain’s Reaction Time We all know that drinking water regularly is good for the body. But new research from the University of […]
19 July, 2013

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Don’t Make Decisions when you’re Hungry It’s no secret that hungry people are difficult to deal with – in fact, this is also apparent across a […]
18 July, 2013

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Exercise Improves Our Response to Stress Most people – possibly with the only exception of Henry Ford – would subscribe to the old adage that ‘a […]
17 July, 2013

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The Neuroscience of the Voice in your Head Do you ever hear a voice inside your head when you’re reading the paper or thinking through your […]
16 July, 2013

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The Neuroscience of Kicking Bad Habits Let’s pretend for a moment that you really love chocolate. I’m mindful that this might be easier for some of […]
15 July, 2013

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Improve your Memory with Beef Liver “Polish shoes. Check! Pack lunchbox. Check! Pack jersey and sports kit. Check. Hmmm, what am I forgetting?” After a fairly […]
4 July, 2013

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Most Detailed Brain Model Yet Scientists working on the European Union’s Human Brain Project recently unveiled the most detailed 3D computer model of the human brain […]
3 July, 2013

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Child Abuse May Be Curable Like a Mental Illness According to Kathleen Taylor, a research scientist at Oxford University’s Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, child […]
2 July, 2013

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Why You Can’t Remember Your First Birthday Try to cast your mind back to the day you were born. What can you remember? How about your […]
1 July, 2013

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The Neuroscience of Early Childhood Development Neuroscience research shows a child’s formative early years to be critical in developing the academic and social skills necessary for […]
28 June, 2013

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Are Bilingual Brains Better? Brain research has long celebrated the advantages of being bilingual. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee wrote in the New York Times: “Bilingual experience improves the […]
26 June, 2013

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Lost and Found Memories A brain implant may be able to restore memory function in individuals suffering from neurological disorders. A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers […]
25 June, 2013

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Defining the Boundaries of Neuroscience What can neuroscience research really tell us? Yesterday’s Daily Snippet, entitled Brainwashed by Neuroscience, considered the recent academic backlash against numerous […]
24 June, 2013

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Brainwashed by Neuroscience Aristotle originally thought that the function of the brain was to cool the blood. That seems ludicrous now. With Neuroscience developments over recent […]
21 June, 2013

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The Science of Learning – Part 3 We close off this 3 part series on The Science of Learning: How to Become Smarter, with a simple […]
20 June, 2013

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The Science of Learning – Part 2 In this second instalment of The Science of Learning: How to Become Smarter, we propose that beliefs can make […]
19 June, 2013

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The Science of Learning – Part 1 The science of learning is a relatively new discipline, evolving from the fields of cognitive science, psychology, philosophy, and […]
18 June, 2013

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The Neuroscience of Immortality?! Thanks to rapidly-improving technology, yesterday’s science fiction is today’s science fact. Consider that Jules Verne’s 1865 novel, From the Earth to the […]