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What happens in your brain when you make a memory?

You might imagine memory is a Santa’s sack of life events and the first half of jokes. You would be wrong. Neuroscientist Dean Burnett explains all in our new series, Use your head<p>We all have memories, as far as I can remember. But where do these memories come from and how do they get made?<p>People …

The Brain

In Turkey, Sufi music is used to decrease patient stress

The intensive care unit of Istanbul Memorial Hospital looks like any modern hospital anywhere. But it definitely doesn’t sound like one.<p>Dr. Bingür Sönmez, a cardiac surgeon for more than 30 years, plays traditional Sufi songs on the ney flute for his patients.<p>"What we are doing in intensive care, …

Using brain imaging to reevaluate psychology’s three most famous cases

It’s 50 years since the American neurologist Norman Geschwind published his hugely influential <i>Disconnexion Syndromes in Animals and Man</i>, in which he …

Neurology
Replication

Here’s Why Science Can’t Make Up Its Mind

Hundreds of scientists from around the world redid 100 psychology studies. Fewer than half reproduced the original results.<p>Red wine is good for you. Or bad for you. Or good for you. And coffee drinkers have a better shot at surviving cancer. And men prefer women wearing red. And millennials are …

When Freud Meets fMRI

The emerging field of “neuropsychoanalysis” aims to combine two fundamentally different areas of study—psychoanalysis and neuroscience—for a whole new way of understanding how the mind works.<p>I am in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, surrounded by psychoanalysts. At moments, if I …

Consciousness

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children<p>Ewan Birney: Why I’m sceptical about the idea of genetically inherited trauma<p>Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust …

Genetics

Surviving the Sneaky Psychology of Supermarkets

We’re all being manipulated by our grocery stores.<p>The experience of dashing into the local Price Chopper, Safeway, or Piggly Wiggly for a quart of milk and emerging with a bulging cartload of unintended food purchases is universal—and it’s not our fault. Supermarkets make us do it. Or at least they …

Mental Health

A Urine Test Could Distinguish Between Bipolar Disorder And Depression

An easy and reliable method of distinguishing bipolar disorder from major depressive disorder could save tens of thousands of lives, and transform …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

New Drug Treats Depression in Less Than 24 Hours With Minimal Side Effects

If clinical trials confirm the results, it could replace current drugs that can take between three and eight weeks to relieve symptoms.<p>Researchers in …

The Brain

3D brain map reveals connections between cells in nano-scale

Researchers hope uprecedented images will allow study of abnormal connections in neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and depression<p>Scientists have created an unprecedented high-resolution map of the brain that reveals structures as small as those found in individual nerve cells.<p>They …

Imaging

Brain game 'improves lives of schizophrenia patients'

<b>A computer-based brain-training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.</b><p>Tests on a small number of patients who played the game over four weeks found improvements in memory and learning.<p>This could help people to get back to work or …

University of Cambridge

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Why You Should Worry About Picky Eaters

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Nutrition
Mental Health