Brain and Mental Disorders

Brain and mental disorders afflict 1 in 4 people worldwide. That is 25% of the world population.  When your brain is damaged, it can affect many different things, including your memory, your sensation, and even your personality. Brain...

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Why Your Brain Is Unique

 

Your brain can change itself. That statement in itself is kind of amazing. How many machines or devices or computers or phones that exist that you know of can change themself? Well, the answer is none. There are no computers or machines...

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An introduction to how the brain works

Let’s start by introducing the general layout of the human brain.  This layout is present from birth and is consistent in all animals from very primitive species all the way up to humans.

At the bottom an adult human brain,  we...

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Brain Hacks for Bad Habits

It’s a familiar story to many of us. It’s the start of a New Year and we promise to do Dry January, sign up for a new gym membership and commit to losing 10 pounds so we can fit into that new outfit. However, many of us find this sort...

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Why sleep is important for your memory

We sleep for a third of our life. That means if you are 80 you have been asleep for 27 years! But many of us give surprisingly little attention or care to our sleep. We should do however, because it is critical for our memory right now and later...

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The Emotional Brain

When we describe our emotions, we typically label them in a way that reflects how we feel: love, sadness, fear, happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, panic or depressed. But what causes us to feel an emotion?

To understand what causes you to feel...

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How to become a clinical psychologist

studying psychology Jun 01, 2020
 

Dr Zoe Webb, a qualified clinical psychologist, explains how you can become a clinical psychologist. Zoe answers the most important questions about training and practicing as a clinical psychologist, including:

1. What is a clinical psychologist?

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How to write an “excellent” essay 

studying psychology Apr 28, 2020
 

Strong essays tell the reader an argument that answers the question and convinces them using evidence. Weak essays often summarise or regurgitate the course material. The latter illustrates a lack of understanding of what is required in an essay....

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What is brain science?

Brain science (or neuroscience) is the scientific study of the nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord and behaviour. It attempts to understand and explain the structure and function of the brain - neurons and neural circuits - and...

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