Topic : The Human Brain

  • A DNA double helix in an undated artist’s illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to Reuters Forum Article

    How genes are turned on and off

    A good helping of Carl Sagan and David Attenborough got me interested in science and the natural world as a… more

  • A picture of a model is seen on an iPad before the final round of the 2011 Elite Models Look contest in Shanghai Forum Article

    Facing up to stereotypes

    When we make important social decisions – which political candidate to vote for, whether to trust… more

  • A little girl is asleep in a classroom in Haiti. REUTERS/Kena Betancur Forum Article

    3 things you can learn in your sleep

    If someone suggested you play music or light a scented candle while you slept to better remember what you… more

  • Children sit during a morning assembly at a school Forum Article

    Do good things come to those who wait?

    It’s an iconic test of willpower: sit a child down in front of a marshmallow, tell the child that he/she… more

  • A laser-etched lead crystal glass artwork entitled Memory of a Brain Malformation is seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London Forum Article

    Will we ever understand the human brain?

    Will we ever get our minds around the brain? We know what it’s made of (77% water, for a start) and… more

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    A new way to understand the human brain: Interview

    Cutting edge techniques that use light waves to visualize and stimulate the brain could offer hope for… more

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    Why we should teach our children patience

    It is challenging but necessary to teach children to be patient, as all… more

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    Three ways to improve peer review

    Many organizations rely on prosocial behaviours – choices that benefit… more

  • Forum Article

    Risk-taker or risk-averse? It’s all about context

    There are three common ways of measuring individual risk attitudes: the choice list… more

  • Forum Article

    Is social media good or bad for young people?

    If the million-dollar question is whether social media is good or bad, the more fraught… more

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    Will brainwaves control tomorrow’s computers?

    This blog is part of a series on our Top Ten Emerging Technologies 2014. Every human-computer… more

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    Video: How can we tackle mental health disorders?

    One in four of us will experience mental health problems at some point in our lives, and because many… more

  • Social Entrepreneurs Article

    The silver lining to the scourge of mental ill health

    There are an estimated 450 million people worldwide with mental health disorders. Three quarters of them… more