Sophia being ‘protected’.
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Solitary is used as a punishment but it doesn't make for better prisoners.
'Place cells' in the hippocampus are thought to guide us through our space but they may play a part in helping us to imagine future scenarios.
Just how quickly are those thoughts bouncing around in there?
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Sensory information comes into the system, and we initiate actions in response. Quantifying how quickly that happens is tricky – especially since our own perceptions of the timing aren't quite right.
Drug-based therapies for anxiety disorders work on roughly half of those affected and treated.
There is hope that new drugs can be created to treat anxiety disorders after seven new genes were linked to these diseases.
The answer is a resounding no – brains are more sophisticated than that.
The brain is truly a marvel. A seemingly endless library, whose shelves house our most precious memories as well as our lifetime's knowledge. But is there a point where it reaches capacity?
You can do a lot while you sleep.
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We strengthen memories while we sleep, and researchers have found a way to cue that process to help people better retain information that counters implicit biases.
Now then, where was I?
Our minds have always adapted to their environment but advertisers are exploiting opportunities for distraction like never before.
Erik Sorto can make intuitive movments for first time in 13 years.
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A tetraplegic patient has been able to play rock, paper and scissors thanks to a prosthetic device implanted in the region of his brain thought to control intentions.
What happens to your brain when you drink?
Where did I leave my skull cap?
Research into how feelings and opinions can be shaped using technology or drugs could impact the whole of society not just the individuals concerned.
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.
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.
Orange is the new blue.
I recently wrote about the terrible sleep habits of the characters in House of Cards. I disapproved of Frank Underwood’s late-night computer work in the Oval Office, his new midnight iPad gaming habit…
Nothing can get to me now.
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Researchers have created an experiment that gives participants the illusion of being invisible.
What’s Hodor’s back story?
George R. R. Martin's Hodor is a textbook example of someone with expressive aphasia.
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When you sleep your brain consolidates memory and encodes experiences. A recent study sought to show how this was happening.
Decreasing funding for fruit-fly research will hurt people, not flies.
These insects are so much more than just the scourge of fruit bowls everywhere. They're a key model system for all kinds of research that teaches us about our own brain and body systems.
Music unifies the world into a whole.
According to recent research, music is an evolutionary adaptation that helps us navigate a world rife with contradictions.
Do you ever confuse right from left?
Some of us are better than others at distinguishing between right and left – but what happens when it's your surgeon with the problem?
The capacity for compassion is with us from birth, but as a community we have lost sight of the value of treating all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
A global movement aims to let compassion guide political and community life. This has obvious relevance for a competition-driven nation with a troubling capacity for harsh attitudes and policy.
All he needs is the right equipment and he might actually be able to transmit thoughts.
Technology is making it possible to communicate thought directly from one brain to another.