Mind and brain

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Nightly fix for a dirty mind

Monday, 23 December 2013

Breakthrough research may explain at last why we need sleep and what happens in our brains when we do.

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Holodeck: Mapping the human brain

Monday, 14 October 2013

We trace developments in understanding the brain from ancient times to the latest high-tech imaging techniques.

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Decode your brain

Monday, 7 October 2013

The day you upload your brain just got closer. The latest audacious projects in Big Science that could do for neuroscience what the Human Genome Project did for genetics.

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Nothing to kill or die for

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The world is not a hellhole of escalating violence – you are living in the most peaceful era in our species’ existence, says Steven Pinker.

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A different kind of genius

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

When it comes to animal intelligence, your best friend may be smarter than you think. Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods explain.

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Baby consciousness pinpointed

Friday, 19 April 2013

A neurological ‘signature’ for conscious perception has been identified in babies as young as five months old, according to French scientists.

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Beer taste triggers reward chemical in brain

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The taste of beer, even without any effect from alcohol, triggers a key reward chemical in the brain, according to a study that explores how people become hooked on booze.

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Even non-amputees feel ‘phantom limbs’

Friday, 12 April 2013

Amputees often experience ‘phantom limbs’, or the sensation that their missing limb is still present, but a Swedish study has shown that even non-amputees can experience the bizarre sensation.

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Gene doubles Alzheimer’s risk for African Americans

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

African Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than those without it, a new study has found.

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Penis size does matter to women

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 - 1 comment

The eternal question of whether penis size matters to women has been probed by a team of international scientists who reported that yes, ladies do find larger men more attractive.

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