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Mind maps: the beauty of brain cells – in pictures

The 19th-century Spanish scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, was one of the first people to unravel the mysteries of the structure of the brain – and he made stunning drawings to describe and explain his discoveries

Neuroscience

Is Worrying About Losing Your Memory Making You Lose Your Memory?

Research suggests that anxiety about memory loss can chip away at our brain’s ability to retain and retrieve information.<p>First, some bad news: Starting in your early twenties, you begin to undergo a long, slow cognitive decline. When you’re in your early twenties, your cognitive capabilities are at …

Why drinking alcohol makes us hungry

Ever come home from a night of drinking and desperately craved French fries or pizza? Researchers say they have found the underlying mechanism: …

Fear of Needles? There's New Tech on the Way

Biomedical engineer Mark Kendall's innovative Nanopatch could revolutionize medical vaccinations.<p>The hypodermic syringe needle has been striking fear in patients since the 1850s. But it could be relegated to the history books within a decade by a revolutionary medical device that promises to …

Why brains are beautiful

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A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

When I was about to turn 40, I started working out regularly after years of inactivity. As I sweated my way through cardio, weights, and dance classes, I noticed that exercise wasn’t just changing my body. It was also profoundly transforming my brain—for the better.<p>The immediate effects of exercise …

Humanity

Appliance Science: The biology of the chicken egg

What is inside a chicken egg? Appliance Science takes a look at the humble breakfast staple.<p>I've always been a firm believer in knowing what is in the things I eat. I check food labels, watch out for the salt content and avoid saturated fats. But I realized recently that I don't know much about one …

Biology

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Periodic Table

Coffee stops jet lag by rewinding the body clock - but there’s a catch

Drinking a double espresso can turn back circadian rhythms by around an hour and could help fight jet lag, but it does depend on the direction of the flight<p>Drinking coffee in the evening can turn back the body clock and could help travellers to fight jet lag if they are travelling west, scientists …

Jet Lag

Humans see colour differently in the summer

Colour perception changes between seasons with humans seeing yellow as more green in the summertime<p>Humans see colour differently in the summer with yellow seeming more green than in the winter months, scientists have shown for the first time<p>The researchers at York University looked at how colour …

Text-walkers evolve ‘protective shuffle' to prevent injuries

Text-walkers might seem oblivious to their surroundings but they are actually taking extra care to avoid obstacles<p>Sauntering along the pavement at a snail’s pace with their heads bent low over their smartphones, text-walkers are the bane of most busy pedestrians.<p>But while they appear to be …

Text Messaging

How to Avoid 4 Mental Blockers That Can Sabotage Your Career

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You may not realize it, but your brain is working against you.<p>Think about it: How many times have you tried to focus in a meeting, only to succumb to a burning desire to check your Instagram?<p>Or how about the time you were told to come up with 10 new …

Self-help

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brain Works

By In5D on June 1, 2015 in Health<p>by Belle Beth Cooper, BufferApp<p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains …