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THE NEUROSCIENCE OF EMPATHY The concept of ’empathy’ is relatively new to us. It’s only been 50 or so years since the term was first introduced to neuroscience. So, how far have we come? what do we know today about the neural basis of empathy? This article gives a great recap of our current theories.
FORGET THIS ARTICLE Have you heard of the ‘Google effect’? Also called digital amnesia, it is the tendency to forget information that can be found readily online. Rather than trawling our minds for facts, we are increasingly just jumping on the internet and googling the answer. But what exactly is this doing to our brains
GREEN SPACE IS GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH Want to nurture your mental health? Seek out green spaces. A recent study has shown that those who live within 300 metres of a green space (parks and nature reserves) have greater overall happiness and mental wellbeing than those who live further away. Click Here to Read
ARTIFICIALLY ENHANCING AND SUPPRESSING HIPPOCAMPUS-MEDIATED MEMORIES Have you ever had a bad memory that you wanted to shut off? Or at least turn down the volume so that it was more bearable? On the flip side, have you ever had a good memory that you wanted to enhance or dial up the pleasure on? A
EMPATHIC CONCERN DRIVES COSTLY ALTRUISM Have you ever wondered why we self-sacrifice in order to help others in distress? There are two main theories currently at play that attempt to answer this question. Read about them here. Click Here to Read Article Do you want to learn how to train your brain to be more
YOUR BRAIN ON CREATIVITY Have you ever wanted to know what is happening in your brain during periods of heightened creativity? Neuroscience research reveals creativity’s “brainprint.” Check out this article to find out more. Click Here to Read Article Do you want to learn how to train your brain to be more creative? Check out
THE NEURAL SIGNATURE OF PROCRASTINATION Do you find that you tend to procrastinate? Your brain structure could be to blame. The good news is that you can reverse this behaviour thanks to everything we now know about neuroplasticity. Check out this article to read about the proposed neural basis of procrastination. Click Here to Read
DECODING THE NEUROSCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS Consciousness is one of the great mysteries of neuroscience and still baffles our greatest scientists, philosophers, psychologists and curious minded individuals. However, we have come a long way in our current understanding. This article provides a great recap of what we know currently and what we might know soon. Click
HOW THE BODY INFLUENCES THE BRAIN We all know about the five senses. But did you know we have a sixth sense? ‘Interoception’ is our sense of the internal workings of our bodies. Our internal bodies actually influence our thinking and behaviour just as much as the external environment around us. Check out this recent