Neural networks

The emotions associated with a young child’s attachment to a parent could be reprogrammed by treating parts of the brain like a computer. Professor Abbas Edalat from Imperial College’s Department of Computing is using John Bowlby’s attachment theory to find new methods of therapy that help to repair psychological damage suffered during upbringing. Professor Edalat set […]

Putting Love in a Pill

We can all admit to being, on occasion, slaves to our emotions. But what if we could medically alter and regulate our most basic feelings? Be prescribed a pill to love, an inhaler to feel anger, or a topical lotion for loneliness? Neuroscience is starting to better understand the hard-wiring of our emotions. And one […]

Good Call

I was definitely a slow starter when it came to mobile phones, and so the excitement and anticipation of getting one was almost unbearable. I remember being brought quickly back down to earth as I discovered that the phone didn’t bring as much freedom with it as I had expected. Phone-free zones were everywhere and […]