It’s not that warm, John.
Drinking booze can have some quite different effects on brain and body.
The brain processes different facial features separately, so how does it tie them together?
Different parts of our brains process different things, like the facial features, voices and the gait of people we know. But it takes memory to weave them all together into a single picture.
Traumatic events can stop the brain storing the context in which they took place.
Brain imaging study shows that we forget the context in which a traumatic event take place which could be crucial to avoiding negative loops.
Is addiction a brain disease or a disease of choice?
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What exactly is addiction? What role, if any, does choice play? And if addiction involves choice, how can we call it a "brain disease," with its implications of involuntariness?
Researchers are trying to fill in the blanks between genetic blueprints and psychiatric disorder by studying changes in the brain.
People with dementia deserve higher standards of communication.
Dementia headlines are often misleading, but it's not only journalists who are to blame.
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Just where in the brain is our 'ego'?
Antimemory, the yin to memory’s yang.
The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.
You won’t be able to rely on this study to justify your chocolate binges.
Everyone loves a study that turns one of our favourite vices into a health benefit. Before you reach for a Mars bar or a Dairy Milk, let's take a step back.
Our brains are different, but can sex explain why?
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Are there sex differences in the human brain? The answer is more nuanced than yes or no.
If sugar severely harms the brains of rats, is it the same for us?
We all know that cola and lemonade aren't great for our waistline or our dental health, but our new study on rats has shed light on just how much damage sugary drinks can also do to our brain.
Slowly giving up its secrets.
Many of the genes and transcripts associated with schizophrenia are only found in humans, which makes studying the disorder difficult. But scientists are slowly making progress.
Let’s do this! But what exactly do we upload?
The endeavor assumes that computers could manage billions of billions of cerebral connections. Alas, that's not happening anytime soon.
Our bodies set some requirements for what it would mean to upload our brains.
Uploading one's mind to a computer in order to attain digital immortality has long been the fantasy of geeks and billionaires. So what's stopping us?
Vanuatuans live in one of the world’s most diverse linguistic environments.
Studying diverse languages gives us invaluable insights into human cognition but more become endangered every month.
External enhancements of memory may soon go high-tech.
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Could the not-too-distant future hold "brain chip" technologies that we could all use to enhance our memories to the point of perfection? Not so fast: there are big benefits to forgetting.
A new study of the brain structure of schizophrenics has revealed an important clue that could help treat hallucinations.
Maybe I should just go talk to them?
A drug to treat loneliness may be on the cards. But would we want it?
Your brain scan told me your mind would wander.
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Particular parts of an individual's brain tend to work together on certain tasks. Researchers can look at these patterns of "functional connectivity" to predict traits – like the ability to pay attention.
Use it or lose it.
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