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Little does this woman know what happens to her brain when she licks the ice cream. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: does my brain really freeze when I eat ice cream?

It's a long, hot summer's day and you're looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What's going on?
Risky roulette or a safer option? Your brain gives you clues about how you behave with money. from www.shutterstock.com

Financial gamble? My brain made me do it

Why are some people more comfortable than others with making risky financial decisions?
Cramming does’t help you retain information, so the effect of a long night on the books may not be for much. from www.shutterstock.com

Revising for exams - why cramming the night before rarely works

An intense night of study won't help you remember information in the long-term – and the stress of revising under pressure will likely impact on your sleep and thus your exam performance.
As exam season rolls around, many students are wondering what causes the dreaded mind blank. from www.shutterstock.com

What causes mind blanks during exams?

Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.

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