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.
The Brain is arguably the most complex organ in the human body. Over two days, Imperial College Neuroscience Society will showcase the very best neuroscience has to offer, covering a range of key concepts including neuropathology, neurosurgery and neuroscience. Get hands-on experience at our practical workshops, attend inspirational talks and network with those at the […]
In recent decades doctors have branded addiction a brain disease, and treated it as such. But in this riveting and provocative talk, neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the convincing case that addiction isn’t a disease at all. Using personal stories and robust science, he explains how addiction really impacts our brains, and how […]
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience opening its doors, we are hosting a day of short talks showcasing the diverse research that is performed here. Mind the Brain will feature short 15-minute talks from 12 different researchers at the forefront of cognitive neuroscience. Topics will range from how we form […]
Join the New Scientist for this day long exploration into your grey matter… The brain has long been a source of fascination. In 1819, the radical thinker and surgeon William Lawrence put it like this: “It is strongly suspected that a Newton or Shakespeare excels other mortals only… by having an extra inch of brain in the […]
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.
There is a long history of debate about biological sex differences and their part in determining gender roles, with the ‘biology is destiny’ mantra being used to legitimise imbalances in these roles. The tradition is continuing, with new brain imaging techniques being hailed as sources of evidence of the ‘essential’ differences between men and women, […]
James Ladyman and Raymond Tallis address the motion, ‘Human Nature is Better Understood Through Science Than Through Philosophical And Artistic Reflection’. Evolutionary biology, psychology and brain science have all made astonishing progress over recent decades. Sociology, economics and cognitive science have become increasingly sophisticated and detailed. Do these developments mean that we are coming closer […]
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
How does experience shape language development? This lecture will examine what we currently know about how the brain processes a signed language and how you learn to read a language that you can’t hear. It will also examine how this research can be used to drive forward evidence-based language and education interventions.
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 […]
Art + Science enthusiasts London Brain Project are passionate about exploring neuroscience through arts and crafts, making concepts more accessible and creating new levels of understanding.
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.