Recently, experts have developed and released brain exercises for improving the working memory.
Memory is an imaginative and creative process, not a static repository. But what role does ‘stuff’ play in the act of remembering? How can memory be talked about in material terms? From neurons to possessions and public memorials, this symposium will examine the relationship between memory, materiality and objects through a full day of talks […]
Neil Stoker spends time as both visitor and assistant at Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition
Margaux Lesaffre on abnormal brain waves that may cause hallucinations in schizophrenia
From speed and endurance to cognitive limits, Anne Petzold takes a look at just how far humans can go…
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
Many academics believe that only humans can ‘mentally time travel’ to relive their experiences and imagine future ones. But Iona Twaddell reveals new research which indicates humans may not be so unique as scrub jays may share some of the same memory abilities.
Angelina Chrysanthou explores the sub-conscious factors which influence our decision making
Henry Hocking delves into the British Library’s Sound Archives
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 […]
Mind control is an unsettling prospect. Its psychology is far less obfuscated than its biology, which is fantastic for advertising companies and frustrating for scientists. Brains contribute about 2% of our body weight and require 20% of its energy requirement. We recognise early that brains are the seat of our humanity, autonomy and ‘self’ and […]
It wouldn’t be unfair to say that many, if not all, of my business ideas lack any real possibility of becoming a reality. However, earlier this week scientists from Germany and Switzerland have seemingly issued support for my latest get-rich-quick scheme, unbeknownst to them. I am a napper. During periods of intense exam preparation I […]
Katie Tomlinson & Jan Piotrowski explore the science of drinking. From the night before to the morning after, here is the science behind a great night out.