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Your pain is in fact produced in your head and it will produce it more readily and more intensely if you have what you think is clear evidence that something is wrong. Mislav Marohnić/Flickr

No brain, no pain: it is in the mind, so test results can make it worse

People develop a long-term problem after an episode of back pain if they expect to not recover. Steps by the medical sector to avoid catatrophising back pain by not suggesting scans will help.
People who stay mentally stimulated and physically active can delay onset of cognitive decline. Daniel Erkstam/Flickr

Older people may be better learners than we think

Older people may be able to learn more from visual information than their younger counterparts, according to a study published…
It’s not all bad news for older brains. Man image via

Aging brains aren’t necessarily declining brains

For years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral data largely pointed to loss in cognitive – that is, thinking – abilities with age, including poorer…
Childhood memories seem few and far between – if they still exist at all. So why can’t we dig them up as adults? Rob./Flickr

Neuron study helps explain why we forget

Memories from early childhood are notoriously elusive but why can’t we recall our most formative experiences? New research…
The jelly-like tissue that is the brain is the most complicated object in the known universe. Dr Case/Flickr

Understanding the brain and mind: science’s final frontier?

The brain and the mind are two sides of the same coin. We have always wanted to understand how our minds work but, until recently, lacked the tools to investigate the brain. The jelly-like tissue that…
Gentle aerobic exercise is good for our brain – keeping it sharp, alert and ready for action. Image from

Gentle exercise is enough to keep your brain fit and healthy

Once upon a time we thought the brain was incapable of changing - if it was broken, it couldn’t be fixed. But that idea has been challenged in the last few decades with research suggesting that the brain…
Neuroplasticity refers to the way in which the cells in the brain change in response to experience. Hey Paul Studios

Explainer: nature, nurture and neuroplasticity

The human brain is the most complex and extraordinary structure in the known universe. And while there are many awe-inspiring facets of the brain, I will focus here on “neuroplasticity”, a term that has…
There’s still plenty to discover about how the brain works but what we know now is irrelevant to education. Brain image from

Weird neuroscience: how education hijacked brain research

Neuroscience: the word oozes sophistication and intelligence – the very qualities we might want to nurture in our students, our children, our general populace. Maybe that’s why many people involved in…
Brains are supposed to change in response to experiences; that’s a sign they’re working as they are designed to. Stephen Anthony

Your brain on the internet: a response to Susan Greenfield

Whenever I hear dire predictions concerning the social impact of new technologies, I recall a similar prediction made nearly 2,500 years ago. In the Phaedrus, Plato recounts a myth, according to which…

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