This is how meditation sharpens attention and boosts brain health
Meditation and breath-focussed practices strengthen our ability to focus on tasks and helps the brain grow new connections.
What happens to a baby briefly separated from the mother
When babies are briefly removed from their mothers, it alters the brain structure and significantly affects brain functioning in adulthood.
The role of imagination in how we perceive our world
Our brain does not distinguish between imagined sights and sounds from real world sensory information.
What losing one night of sleep can do to your brain
Sleep deprivation of just one night can result in beta-amyloid – protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
How pre-natal stress can affect brain development of your baby
A mother’s stress directly affects the brain development of her unborn child.
How hunger shuts off chronic pain
Scientists reveal how the brain suppresses chronic pain and prioritises hunger necessary for survival.
How fitness levels can affect the risk of dementia in women
Women with a high-level of physical fitness in midlife were 90 percent less likely to develop dementia in later years.
Does playing video games result in better driving skills?
A study explores the relationship between driving skills in novice drivers and age, sport participation and playing video games.
Is stress contagious?
Stress transmitted from one to another can cause changes in the brain the same way as real stress does.
Virtual Reality uncovers our smelly behaviours
Researchers show for the first time, using virtual reality, how the brain can map a landscape based on smell.
Why growing up in greener areas is good for children
Schoolchildren exposed to green areas have larger volumes of white and grey brain matter associated with better cognitive function.
To punish or to support - our brain decides
Researchers uncover that the brain finds it more rewarding to punish the wrongdoer than support the victim.
How our eyes help us recall images
The same eye movement and neural activity take place when we recall an image as when we first saw that...
What an exploding brain network can do to you
An explosive brain network s responsible for the hypersensitivity experienced in fibromyalgia.
How are odours stored as long-term memories?
A brain region – the piriform complex stores olfactory long-term memories with the help of instructions from another brain region.
10 minutes is enough to boost brain power
A new study shows that one time-10 minutes of intense exercise can boost brain power.
High-intensity exercise delays worsening of Parkinson’s disease
High intensity exercise three times a week delays the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms.
Aerobic exercise and its effect on brain volume
A new study shows aerobic exercise can maintain brain health and improve memory function as we age.
How do we do things on autopilot?
Brain network associated with daydreaming is found to play a key role in enabling us to perform tasks on autopilot.
Trick your mind
Scientists use illusion tricks to understand how the mind works and processes multisensory information.