How sleep helps us form memories

It has been know for a while that sleep is important for learning and long-term memory formation. What is less clear is how exactly this works. Despite much research, this is an issue that was only imperfectly understood. Now it seems that new neuroscientific research may have the answer. A study by neuroscientists at the [...]

How sleep helps us form memories2020-04-28T18:16:06+01:00

Mindfulness can help prevent depression

Mindfulness has its critics. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT was first developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. MBCT has been embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world, but some people are unconvinced. However, a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found that MBCT can [...]

Mindfulness can help prevent depression2020-04-28T18:13:36+01:00

Neuromagic: Why we are fooled by our own minds

We all know the mind can play tricks on us. But how? Australian magician Nicholas J. Johnson’s new show Deceptology explores what’s known as neuromagic — a field of study that explores why our brains are fooled by magic tricks. Johnson’s interest in neuroscience dates back to 2009 when he was hospitalised with a chronic [...]

Neuromagic: Why we are fooled by our own minds2020-04-28T17:56:45+01:00

A healthy mind lives in a healthy body

It’s the 21st century and the modern world offers so many tempting opportunities to sit and do nothing physically. Television, video games, surfing the web and listening to music take up about seven hours of time a day for an average student. While this may be a lot of fun, it does mean that young [...]

A healthy mind lives in a healthy body2019-02-26T19:32:51+00:00

Can people change?

If you look back at your life, does the person you are seem pretty much the same — older, and maybe a little wiser — or do you see significant change over the years? It is a truism — at least in Western cultures — that people don’t change, or at least not that much. [...]

Can people change?2020-08-31T22:45:20+01:00
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