This Poetry is Madness

Imperial College hosted this evening of top performance poets reciting verse on mental health. Each performer had either suffered mental health problems or been affected by the suffering of someone close …

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 […]

The dangers of the e-Sports revolution

It’s a Saturday night in Los Angeles and the University of South California’s Galen Centre is completely sold out. Over 10,000 excited fans have packed out the sports arena. Each has paid at least $30 to watch two teams battle it out in the championship final. The play-offs were thrilling, but this match is for […]

Healing Minds

A sad soul kills you quicker than a germ. The science behind the healing power of the mind. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven. – John Milton, Paradise Lost Neuro-psycho-biology is the lengthy name awarded to the up and coming field of […]

Podcast: Radio Package 1: Healing Poetry?

In the first of our radio packages I take a closer look at the claim that poetry can be therapeutic. Many famous poets have been through mental illness. One poet who wrote extensively about his experiences was John Clare, England’s greatest nature poet. He even believed that poetry could be healing. But you don’t have to […]