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Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds
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Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds

Dec 16th 2018, 8:00 AM 6,376 Views 0 Comments

Creativity requires humans to break away from more common and easily reached ideas.

The brain 'rewards' foods high in fats and carbohydrates
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The brain 'rewards' foods high in fats and carbohydrates

Jun 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 16,182 Views 14 Comments

This combination of food lights up neural circuits in the reward centre of the brain.

'I don't hear anything or see anything in my head': Aphantasia... A life without mental images
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# No Mind's Eye

'I don't hear anything or see anything in my head': Aphantasia... A life without mental images

Dec 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 28,279 Views 28 Comments

Researchers believe that 2% of the world’s population could unknowingly suffer from it.

This is why you can't always stop something you've already started doing
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This is why you can't always stop something you've already started doing

Dec 10th 2017, 12:00 PM 21,777 Views 9 Comments

Ever wondered why you can’t help but drive through a yellow light?

Inquest brought 'justice and answers' for newborn baby boy's death
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Inquest brought 'justice and answers' for newborn baby boy's death

Nov 15th 2017, 6:03 PM 9,413 Views 1 Comment

A verdict of medical misadventure was given at the inquest into the death of baby Stevie Cullivan.

How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain
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How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain

Oct 29th 2017, 8:45 AM 6,829 Views 10 Comments

New prize winning research is helping to reveal how brain is developed.

Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study
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Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:15 AM 17,085 Views 44 Comments

The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.

These seven steps will keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age, say researchers
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These seven steps will keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age, say researchers

Sep 10th 2017, 10:00 AM 46,042 Views 16 Comments

A number of lifestyle factors we wouldn’t normally associate with the brain may help prevent conditions such as dementia.

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently
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Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

Sep 5th 2017, 9:17 AM 19,322 Views 26 Comments

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says
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Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

Jun 7th 2017, 7:58 AM 19,084 Views 43 Comments

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion
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Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion

Oct 12th 2016, 8:57 PM 3,232 Views 7 Comments

Concussion is an unavoidable subject for every collision sport.

College graduates at higher risk of cancerous brain tumours, researchers find
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College graduates at higher risk of cancerous brain tumours, researchers find

Jun 26th 2016, 8:30 AM 20,076 Views 23 Comments

“It was a surprising result which is difficult to explain,” the lead author of the study said.

Bad memories can be intentionally forgotten
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# Like The Corners Of My Mind

Bad memories can be intentionally forgotten

May 8th 2016, 6:00 PM 26,659 Views 25 Comments

The study has two important implications.

Connacht centre McSharry advised to sit out rest of season after concussion
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# If In Doubt...

Connacht centre McSharry advised to sit out rest of season after concussion

Feb 24th 2016, 3:51 PM 5,936 Views 10 Comments

The centre has not played since taking a blow to the head against Newcastle in December.

25 daily habits that will make you smarter
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25 daily habits that will make you smarter

May 8th 2015, 9:30 PM 40,770 Views 25 Comments

It’s easy, swear.

Are you a smoker? Cigarettes could shrink a vital part of your brain
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Are you a smoker? Cigarettes could shrink a vital part of your brain

Feb 16th 2015, 6:59 PM 12,398 Views 43 Comments

Giving up could help reverse the problem, researchers have found.

Does your dog really understand you?
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# Is That You Lassie?

Does your dog really understand you?

Nov 29th 2014, 10:30 AM 20,280 Views 43 Comments

New research has shown dogs are able to pick up on more than we might think.

'All the players are thinking of him' - Ireland's best wishes to Chris Henry
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'All the players are thinking of him' - Ireland's best wishes to Chris Henry

Nov 18th 2014, 2:45 PM 13,913 Views 9 Comments

The openside flanker suffered a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Sep 28th 2014, 10:00 AM 10,094 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

A woman was missing part of her brain for 24 years - and nobody noticed
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A woman was missing part of her brain for 24 years - and nobody noticed

Sep 16th 2014, 4:32 PM 23,301 Views 17 Comments

The woman had been nauseous and vomiting for a month before going to her doctor.

The 5 most annoying tricks your brain plays on you, explained
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# Tricks Of The Mind

The 5 most annoying tricks your brain plays on you, explained

Sep 7th 2014, 8:15 PM 71,433 Views 38 Comments

Ever wonder why you hate the way you look in photos? It can be EXPLAINED.

Listening to Beethoven and Eminem can give people the same emotions
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Listening to Beethoven and Eminem can give people the same emotions

Aug 30th 2014, 5:00 PM 6,198 Views 10 Comments

Why your favourite song takes you down memory lane…

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's
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Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

Aug 29th 2014, 9:34 AM 7,016 Views 17 Comments

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

Good news: It may be possible to overwrite bad memories
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# Misty Water Coloured Memories

Good news: It may be possible to overwrite bad memories

Aug 27th 2014, 8:00 PM 12,555 Views 33 Comments

Thank you light-sensitive algae protein.

Column: What is your earliest memory?
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Column: What is your earliest memory?

Aug 6th 2014, 8:00 PM 1,645 Views 49 Comments

Most of us have our earliest memory from an event around the age of three – but our memory milestones move about during childhood.

Opinion: Is imagination more important than knowledge?
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# Make-believe

Opinion: Is imagination more important than knowledge?

Jul 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 52,359 Views 36 Comments

Day dreaming is routinely dismissed as a waste of time but there is profound power in make-believe.

Man headbangs so hard at Motörhead gig his brain bleeds
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Man headbangs so hard at Motörhead gig his brain bleeds

Jul 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 13,634 Views 15 Comments

Though headbanging is generally harmless, doctors have said it can cause some serious injuries.

Use cannabis from time to time? Even casual use can alter your brain, a new study says
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# The Odd Joint

Use cannabis from time to time? Even casual use can alter your brain, a new study says

Apr 16th 2014, 2:43 PM 19,949 Views 175 Comments

The study is the first to focus on possible brain effects among recreational users.

Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help
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Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help

Apr 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,017 Views 3 Comments

Traditional methods of testing if a patient will recover can be ‘little better than flipping a coin’ in some cases.

Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'
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Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'

Apr 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,217 Views 24 Comments

But researchers at Trinity want to help them stay mentally sharp.

New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's
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New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's

Mar 11th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,105 Views 5 Comments

US researchers have developed a prototype test which can indicate whether a person will develop the disease.

Find out how much of your brain you're using right now
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# Use Your Noggin

Find out how much of your brain you're using right now

Jan 31st 2014, 7:57 AM 1,830 Views 0 Comments

The human head weights eight pounds… or does it?

Dementia set to triple by 2050 as disease labelled "global epidemic"
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Dementia set to triple by 2050 as disease labelled "global epidemic"

Dec 5th 2013, 7:50 PM 13,880 Views 45 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease International say to 135 million people globally will suffer from the disease by 2050.

Gene mutation speeds up brain decline in Alzheimer's
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Gene mutation speeds up brain decline in Alzheimer's

Oct 16th 2013, 10:23 PM 6,631 Views 5 Comments

This is the first study to use brain scans to show what this gene does.

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me
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Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:30 PM 115 Views 28 Comments

Cerebral palsy just one piece of the thousand-piece jigsaw that is me. I love my life, my independence, my strength and my determination to live the way I want to, writes Jane Fennessy.

Research finds women do actually want to gobble up babies
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# Don't Eat The Baby

Research finds women do actually want to gobble up babies

Sep 23rd 2013, 9:15 PM 14,429 Views 28 Comments

If you can get over the fact that they collected odours from the pyjamas of newborns, there are some interesting findings.

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction
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Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

Aug 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,688 Views 24 Comments

Researchers said that knowing this detail may help identify new treatments for addicts.

12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them
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# Recommended Manoeuvres

12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them

Jul 10th 2013, 1:00 PM 25,783 Views 131 Comments

They are SPELLING KRYPTONITE.

Scientists create most detailed map ever of human brain
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Scientists create most detailed map ever of human brain

Jun 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 6,932 Views 7 Comments

The researchers say the new model will let people zoom into the brain to see cells “the way we zoom into Google Maps to see houses.”

8 ways your brain is ruining your life

8 ways your brain is ruining your life

Jun 8th 2013, 6:00 PM 19,403 Views 50 Comments

Think you’re smart? Newsflash: your brain has different ideas.

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