Living with and without the cerebellum
Recently, experts have developed and released brain exercises for improving the working memory.
Researchers at Cornell University may be closer to understanding what came first – bigger brains or larger brain regions that control specific behaviours.
Researchers have shown that it may be possible to identify potential child molesters through brain scans, which suggests a route to treatment and prevention
Researchers have discovered that low levels of the protein NPTX2 and a build-up of amyloid plaques in the brain may play a role in dementia.
Exciting new research has taken scientists a step closer to understanding the nature and possibility of memory manipulation, and it’s medical implications.
Using an fMRI scanner to view word groups in the brain could take us closer to creating a universal ‘language decoder’.
Artificial Intelligence expert Professor Shanahan talks about the 2015 sci-fi film he helped inform, and discusses the future of AI.
Has an 18th century anatomist been vindicated by new research on how waste leaves the brain? Rachel David investigates.
Being bilingual can help you on holiday, but does the evidence agree that it makes you smarter too? Ian Sillett investigates.
Iona Twaddell investigates chronic traumatic encephalopathy in sport
Margaux Lesaffre on abnormal brain waves that may cause hallucinations in schizophrenia
Faiza Peeran finds that animals can use the colour of the sky to tell the time
Eleanor Magson investigates whether memories make us who we are.
Tim Ellis examines how neuroimaging could lead to engineering an artificial human brain through advancing our understanding of consciousness
Angelina Chrysanthou explores the sub-conscious factors which influence our decision making
Robyn Hopcroft explores the muddled world of morality
From the origin of life through to the development of language and culture, Charlotte Mykura explores the rise of human beings
Nam Cheah looks at the evolution of the hominoid diet
Science Communication events have become fairly prolific in the UK. Often in some edgy bar, usually with the same crowd of committed science fans. So it was (admittedly) with a little jadedness that I took myself last week to The Proud Archivist in East London for Cerebral Soiree, the latest offering from the London Brain […]
Alzheimer’s update: an interview with researcher Dr Magdalena Sastre
New findings suggest that the polluted air we breathe threatens our brain, Nicole Samuel explores.
Eleanor Magson delves into the world of neuroanatomy in Henry Marsh’s fantastic new book.
Rapidly multiplying misfolded proteins undetected by the human immune system – Sophia Ho explains why prions are important in understanding diseases.
“In the darkness of the womb our brains are soaked in a cocktail of sex hormones.” Bentley Crudgington reviews a book on the complexities and science of gender.
Circadian rhythms run the biological world like clockwork. Madeleine Hurry explains how they work, from the genes in a bacterium to the human brain
Zebrafish are the unsung heroes of neuroscience, participating in more research in this area than any other animal model …
Brains: The Mind as Matter Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London 29 March 2012 – 17 June 2012 After my interest in intelligence was awakened by Horizon: the Hunt for AI, I decided to take a break from studying in the library at the Wellcome Trust and explore their temporary exhibition space by visiting Brains: The […]
This article is taken from the Winter 2011 issue of I, Science. Antonio Torrisi finds out why ‘never trusting a doctor’ could be a fatal mistake. Since the case of Mr. Wright in 1957, whose cancer shrunk dramatically thanks only to his deep trust in a drug that was in reality ineffective, the world of […]
This article is taken from the Winter 2011 issue of I, Science. Jo Poole talks brain cells, ‘roborats’, and how cutting-edge neurology may help us overcome Parkinson’s Charles Scott Sherrington described the brain as “Biology’s final frontier”. The greatest differences between us and our closest relatives lie in the convoluted folds of a jelly-like organ […]