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Food and mood

... bees, and other more primitive organisms that have their own gut microbiome. Kat -   We sort of hear a lot about the ... that they have developed capabilities of hacking into our own communication systems that are very elaborate that link ... those human programmes and modify them according to their own needs. Kat -   So, our gut bacteria could basically be ...

A pigeon

How Gamblers and Pigeon Are Similiar

... and pigeons learn about rewards and risks from their own experiences.  So, when we were looking at when they're ... similarly had to go into this environment and from their own experience, find out what was hidden behind the different ...

Brain

Probing the brain with hair-thin technology

... to the human brain, this could tell us more about how our own brains work. The new probes, called "Neuropixels", each ... hope that they will be able to better understand how our own human brains work, and how things can go wrong - in ...

 The figure shows the underside (ventral view) of a semi-transparent human brain, with the front of the brain at the top. The red blobs show the approximate location of the en:amygdala in the en:temporal lobes of the human brain. Note: the amygdala is...

How our brains adapt to dishonesty

... game, where they could repeatedly choose to lie for their own benefit. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience this ... lied the most when it was beneficial to lie for your own benefit and someone else. [...] And they did not lie at ...

Where do new ideas come from?

... never-before-seen thing? Anna - Our ideas come from our own minds. Our minds are very powerful things though, and ... any way possible. The limitations are only kind of in your own mind. Georgia - I see. So creativity is basically just ...

Cartoon representation of a nerve cell

Using arm hair to grow brain cells

... Abeta peptide and there's also a tau protein. In my own work funded by the Alzheimer's Society, we're taking ... cells from skin stem cells, we could give people their own brain cells back to perhaps makeup the deficit of cells ...

Do we have free will?

... will is merely an illusion. Although we think we make our own choices, the particles that make up our brains and bodies ...

House sparrow

Why don't birds get cold feet?

... when do doctors need to ventilate a patient, seeing your own brain by MRI, why sunlight is warmer in summer, and can ...

A CGI image of a neuron, coloured purple

How social isolation changes the brain

... they establish a lot of different hierarchies within their own groups. So what we are interested in our lab is basically ...

Participant S3 drinking from a bottle using the DLR robotic arm.

Brain Interface Gives Paralysed Patients Freedom to Move

... stem stroke.  So they are essentially isolated from their own body.  Do you think that the same techniques could work ... brain is thinking?  Could we get people controlling their own limbs again? John -   Yes, that's something that we're ...

A crying toddler

The physiology of crying?

... become deeper. Your brain has adrenaline surge of its own and this makes you alert and pay attention. If your ...

Diagnosing Dementia Using Your Eyes

... to model the disease.  And because each system has their own advantages that allow us to get to the bottom of the ...

Opium poppy

Killing off pain

... that they aren't able to activate the receptors on their own, they require the presence of other molecules, like the ...

Do yoga and meditation change the brain?

... involved in things like memories and being aware of your own body as well as attention regulation and tuning out ...

michelangelo

Sex, drugs and religion

... feelings that were very similar to what they had in their own religious practice or worship services. Graihagh - ...

Cottenham Chruch

Does religion have an evolutionary role?

... and then, as you say, once you start to understand your own mortality, it's very comforting to have an idea of an ...

Why Senior Moments Are Not Inevitable

... Also, the negative stereotypes of ageing also affect our own physical health. Ben -   So, almost a placebo effect and ...

Victorian Valentine's Day Card

What was it like in Oliver Twist's day?

... is thought to be not necessarily very good for the child's own development.  So, in the end really, it's about ...

Hand Washing

App shown to help with OCD symptoms

... it’s really personalised medicine because it’s their own hands that they’re watching wash or touch these ...

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Why do we laugh?

... it matters to them. Chris - Now what about looking at our own species for a minute then - what about the ubiquity of ...

Brain schematic

Winning and losing - kids' circadian rhythms

... fairly robust findings. Duncan presented us with his own paper this month, in which he’s been MRI scanning the ...

An outline of a human head, filled with connections like vessels or nerves.

Your brain on origami

... with. And it was almost like they were mapping onto their own brain what they were looking at, and pretending they were ...

Brain scan

Blame it on your brain

... Connie - The content is clearly important, and in Kyle's own research she's finding out just how important by ...

Mind reading

Where is my mind?

... clinical emotional disorders. Our ability to control our own emotions depends on whether we believe that emotional ...

this is a picture of a light bulb within a thought bubble on a chalk board

The elastic behind light bulb moments

... in today's world you do. You need to be an artist in your own life, if you really want to thrive. Katie - Are some ...