Brain Education

Medical Xpress: How do our brains reconstruct the visual world?

Given that we see the world through two small, flat retinae at the backs of our eyes, it seems remarkable that what each of us perceives is a seamless, three-dimensional visual world. Our brains have to do a lot of work with all that raw data that comes in – stitching it all together, choosing […]

Science News: Blood exerts a powerful influence on the brain

When it comes to the brain, blood also seems to be more than a traveling storyteller. In some cases, the blood may be writing the script. A well-fed brain is crucial to survival. (November 4, 2015) Read the full article here

OUP Blog: Can neuroscience explain consciousness?

Long excluded from serious consideration within psychology and the neurosciences, consciousness is back in business. A new journal, Neuroscience of Consciousness, will catalyse this new understanding by publishing the best new research, review, and opinion on how our “inner universe” comes to be. (November 5, 2015) Read the full article here

Medical News Today: Hippocampus essential for recognition memory, study shows

The hippocampus – a small region of the brain known to be important for memory and spatial navigation – supports both recollection and familiarity, the two processes of recognition memory. This was the conclusion of new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (November 4, 2015) Read the full article here

Science Alert: This is how sugar affects your brain

By now, we’re all pretty aware that sugar is tucked away in most processed foods, and we also know that we should probably cut back. But what exactly is it about sugar that makes it so addictive? (November 3, 2015) Read the full article here

CBS News: Common myths about the brain debunked

The brain is central to our health and sense of self, but when it comes to how it works, there is still much to be understood. Maybe you’ve heard that doing crossword puzzles can improve memory, that playing classical music makes babies smarter, or that drinking alcohol kills brain cells — but are these and […]

TIME: How to rest your overworked mind

In the go-go-go world of today we need to be sure we’re giving our mind ample opportunity to rest and relax — recognizing when we need a mental break. I usually take a walk. Or go to a yoga class. (November 2, 2015) Read the full article here