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The best way to halt dementia is to put our heads together

Dementia and cognitive decline have a huge impact on the overall health and activity of the ageing population and come with a substantial social and economic cost for society. But for those who have dementia…
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You can’t dismiss brain imaging as just an academic gimmick

Given the media coverage brain imaging studies get, you might think that they are constantly revealing important secrets about this mysterious organ. Catherine Loveday thinks otherwise. She makes the point…
Programming: blue for boy, pink for girl. ntr23

Are men better wired to read maps or is it a tired cliché?

The headlines The Guardian: Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal The Atlantic: Male and female brains really are built differently The Independent: The hardwired difference between male…
Stay still, I’ve missed a bit. PA/Tim Whitby

Doing Arnie impressions can activate your brain

The voice is an important tool which we use to communicate and express ourselves. But our voices convey so much more than the words we say. Just a few words can reveal clues about someone’s gender, age…
Does my brain look small in this? Scans can be used to detect brain shrinkage. Flickr/bucaorg

Brain scan library will help us understand normal ageing

As many as 500 brain scans are performed in Scotland every week. These scans are mostly used to diagnose - or rule out - serious diseases like strokes and tumours, but this is not their only function…

Pain can be objectively measured

Scientists have found a means to objectively quantify pain. University of Michigan researchers have found the brain’s signature…

Making the brain transparent

Scientists have developed a new technique to study the brain, by making it transparent. Using a post-mortem mouse brain…

New way to measure pain

Researchers have developed a technique for measuring pain using magnetic resonance imaging. Over four studies they identified…

Brain maps reveal where decisions happen

Data studied over 30 years has revealed that reasoning and behavioural control depend on a different area from decision-making…

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