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Human 'black box’ provides insight into decision-making

... of their head and every glance is recorded -- from their own perspective. Dr Sophie Le Bellu, a Marie ... by other techniques'. The subcam is designed by the team's own research technicians as it requires higher-level ... rate) and gesturing. Playing back footage from their own point of view evokes far more detailed memories than ...

Learn to read

A new way to learn to read can help children struggling with the basics

... 'beach', some children may not hook that up with their own experiences at the beach and when they don't do that, all ... from physical manipulation, they're able to do it on their own. Chris -   And this is something that we do as adults ... So, when we read something, we're seeing pictures in our own mind to decode what's going on, and we don't even notice ...

The science of suspense

... Dr Keith Bound, at Receptive Cinema, has been using his own technique to do something very similar... Keith - ... which is where you're worried about something on your own, and not any character's, behalf. For example, the camera ... can tell us things that we might not pick up on our own... Keith - Consciously, we would not know which part of a ...

Researchers are making videogames that stimulate critical thinking. Image credit: Flickr/ jesse video games

How a new generation of games is changing minds

... practices, and actions that make them question their own worldview. She hopes that reflective games will make ... be things that help people to improve conditions on their own in a mental health way.' Dr Abels coordinates the ... games is that difficult by enabling people to make their own casual games directly on their mobile phone.' By ...

 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 ...

Out of Body Experience

Out of body experiences

... you might have had it if you walk down a street on your own in the night and you just sort of feel that someone is ... your brain is starting to represent the fake hand as your own hand.  Ginny, in that case, do we want to do something ... strange to experience when you feel you're not in your own body, but why is this important, us understanding this? ...

Is new technology altering the structure of our brains?

... now being plugged in from an increasingly young age. My own daughter, at the age of 4, knows how to use YouTube. I ...

Man scratching back with a Backscratcher

Scratching Away at the Sensation of Itch

... that signal pain or whether they signal through their own individual nerves. Hannah - So it was thought before that ...

John Gurdon

What Keeps a Nobel Laureate Up All Night?

... they do not integrate properly into the recipient's own heart.  They go on behaving independently and are ...

Using a mobile phone

Are smartphones changing our brains?

... suggests that more than a third of world's population will own a smartphone by 2017. What is in store for this growing ...

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 child sleeping

Fertile findings from pregnancy and shiftwork study

... pregnant uterus as well as foetal tissues sync up their own internal chemical clocks with the body's main master ...

Seahorse - Hippocampus sp.

Mapping navigation in the brain

... types of processes in addition to special processes.  Our own thinking, and I guess the simplest way of characterising ... did at a particular time in a particular place.  Now, our own thinking is that this is an extension of the special ...

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 ...

Flies are creatures of habit

... them with this flexibility. It's also very likely that own human our capacity for spontaneity has evolved from these ... anticipate and mentally subtract the consequences of our own actions, allowing us to ignore them. Some of these ...

Do my eyes have anti-shake vision?

... system, you do feel very giddy because you've lost your own built-in fuzzy logic. Hi Chris, I recently bought a mini ...

Empathy speeds up learning

... of Oxford. In the study, participants first rated their own empathy levels using a standard questionnaire. Then they ...

Bilingual babies brain development?

... to be better at focusing attention and monitoring their own behaviour. Hannah - So, there are long term benefits of ...

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 ...

Figure 1: The Andromeda Galaxy

The ALMA Telescope, Solar Orbiter, Autistic Mice and Chivalrous Crickets.

... first whilst they waited outside, increasing their own risk of predation and putting their own lives at risk. But as a reward, these males got to mate ...

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 ...

Intermediate magnification micrograph of cerebral amyloid angiopathy with senile plaques in the cerebral cortex consistent of amyloid beta, as may be seen in Alzheimer disease. Amyloid beta immunostain.

Stopping Alzheimer's occurring

... junctions between endothelial cells and facilitate its own movement from brain back into blood. Chris - How does the ...

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Sex, drugs and religion

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

PET image of a human brain

Beauty and the Brain

... New research shows that the perception of beauty has its own region of the brain... Beauty and the Brain ...

Wavey vision

How acid sends you tripping

... This can dissolve a person's sense of self as their own thoughts are united with the environment, resembling the ...