Billy Mann

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Evidence for a higher state of consciousness? Sort of.

Bicycle Day Celebration Blotter. By YttriumOx CC BY-SA 3.0<p>On April 19 1943, seventy-four years ago to the day, Albert Hoffman conducted his now …

Consciousness

Word of the Week: Saveloy

The sun is shining, the mercury's touching double figures, it's Friday, my bike just passed it's MoT and I've got a saveloy. Does life get any better …

Picture: Easter

Penn State study shows aphasia may not solely be a language disorder

Aphasia, a language disorder commonly diagnosed in stroke patients, may not be solely a language issue as traditionally believed, according to a Penn …

Neuroscience

Diary: Attack on Parliament

<b>Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, was impressive this morning on the radio, the day after an attempted attack on the UK Parliament in which young overseas</b> …

Film: Personal Shopper

With the (very arty) camera invading every corner of her existence, Kristen Stewart has to act out of her skin. Very compelling and gripping in …

Diary: French elections

I used to respect the French, but Monday night! Bordel de merde! Their TV schedulers have clearly been touched by the digit d'insanité. The only …

The Siege of Golden Lane

Two big development projects on the fringes of Golden Lane Estate have got residents pushing back the boundaries. Billy Mann reports<p><b>Down your street:</b> …

Northern Ireland Elections

Brexit: Tony Blair speaks

Diary: At HMS Belfast

A tourist excursion turns into an unexpected discovery<p><b>Tower Bridge and museum ship HMS Belfast</b><p>You can always rely on a six-year-old to open your eyes …

Basterfield Billy

Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear

<i>Summary: A new study reports the rhythm of your breathing can influence neural activity that enhances memory recall and emotional judgement.</i><p>Source: …

Brooklyn gallery #WinterWorksonPaper has specialized in prints, drawings and photographs since opening in 1993. They return to #OAFNY2017 with one of their unusual pieces, ironically named "Silence," a 1920 hand colored silver print of a woman with striking blue eyes, rouged cheeks, and an ear on her foreheard. #OutsiderArtFair

Dark Humour Could Be a Sign of Superior Intelligence

The upside of a sick joke.<p>Scientists have linked higher intelligence to an appreciation of dark humour, based on a small study that investigated the …

Psychology

How the brain stores memories

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

Memory Loss

Trust World Café: stroke care

An initiative to put good communication at the heart of stroke treatment got off to a lively start. Billy Mann reports.<p>Tess Baird is an unstoppable …

As Sleep Improves, So Does An Injured Brain

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery.<p>A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal</i> …

The Brain

You’re an Adult. Your Brain, Not So Much.

Leah H. Somerville, a Harvard neuroscientist, sometimes finds herself in front of an audience of judges. They come to hear her speak about how the brain develops.<p>It’s a subject on which many legal questions depend. How old does someone have to be to be sentenced to death? When should someone get to …

The Brain

My Stroke Journey

Art gave Billy Mann a chance to tell the story of his stroke in an unusual and often graphic way<p>My annual visit to the National Hospital of Neurology …

Missing Link Between Gut and Brain Discovered With Big Implications for Disease

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified immune cells in the membranes around the brain that could be a ‘missing link’ in the gut-brain axis. The immune</i> …

“Nobody explained my brain injury to me”

Just by total chance, a week or so ago, I found myself talking to someone who had a stroke in 2007. Unless they’d mentioned it, I never would have …

The Brain

Executive dysfunction

Executive dysfunction after brain injury<p>Executive dysfunction is a term for the range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties which …

How Our Brains Are Biologically Tuned to Be Influenced by Confident People

<i>Summary: The brain automatically places more value on the opinions of people who appear to be confident, a new study reports.</i><p><i>Source: University of</i> …

Neuroscience

The Neuroscience of Singing

The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of …

Scientists Can Now Tell if You’re in Love by Scanning Your Brain

And they know if you're faking it.<p>Love is one of the biggest human mysteries - people write songs about it, die for it and dedicate their lives to …

The Brain

Manchester Neurotherapy Centre

Amazing 3D visualisation of the human brain....such a wonderful organ and why we love working with it! #humanbrain #neurology