Ella Spittall explains how an area of the brain can cause infamous teenage mood swings.
Being awake during open brain surgery is an ordeal that is inconceivable to most, but is a stark reality for many sufferers with epilepsy and brain tumours. Early research provides compelling evidence that hypnosis-aided awake […]
We all learnt it growing up: the appendix is a useless relic from our evolutionary past, only used to help digest the bark we consumed as cave men and women. But research has now identified […]
‘Split brain patients’ are individuals who have had the major connection between the two hemispheres of their brain severed, usually in an attempt to lessen the frequency of fitting in extreme cases of epilepsy. Since […]
Human brains are plastic (no, not the kind you get your Crispy’s takeout in!). Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s astonishing ability to change and adapt over time. This could involve the reorganisation of tasks, the […]
The term “Fake news” has received attention recently because of the circulation of false and “alternative” facts. It has become such a concern that two weeks ago Google introduced a new policy which attempts to […]
Whether getting glammed up for a night in town, or caked in mud in the depths of Beaverworks, for most students Freshers’ Week will involve music of some form or another. But why is it […]
23.11.12 Cat owners beware – a Leeds University study has revealed that a parasite found in cat poo could directly alter the chemistry of the human brain. The research, led by Dr Glenn McConkey of […]