Reading a gripping novel causes biological changes in the brain which last for days as the mind is transported into the body of the protagonist
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Sunday 13 October 2013
Former test driver passed away on Friday morning in Seville
Saturday 12 October 2013
The implant pumps proteins into the brain to encourage damaged cells to grow again
Saturday 12 October 2013
Relatives release statement saying the 33-year-old died as a result of neurological injuries she suffered in last year's crash, in which she lost an eye
Review: The Reason I Jump - One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism, By Naoki Higashida, trs by David Mitchell and Keiko Yoshida
Sunday 28 July 2013
A glimpse into a corner of a secret world
Thursday 11 July 2013
Michael Mosley, one of the more cheerful pop science presenters currently on screen, would like us to know that appearances can be deceptive. He might look happy, but he's not. "I get stressed and constantly fret about the future," he said at the beginning of Horizon: The Truth about Personality.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Frank Bruno's daughter Rachel will present a documentary about her father's struggle with manic depression.
Rapper Kanye West attacked by Parkinson's UK charity over 'inexcusably stupid' shaking lyric on track from new album Yeezus
Thursday 20 June 2013
Kanye West has been accused of ignorance and stupidity after the rapper mocked Parkinson’s disease sufferers on his new album.
Britons show Victorian attitudes to epilepsy as children who suffer from the condition are accused of being 'possessed'
Tuesday 21 May 2013
One in five children who suffer with epilepsy has been accused of being “possessed” after having a seizure, according to shocking new research.
Sunday 12 May 2013
The 58th Eurovision Song Contest is back this Saturday. Last time the UK, represented by Mr Humperdinck, finished second-last.
SAS sniper facing retrial for illegal possession of pistol and ammunition Danny Nightingale recommended for medical discharge
Thursday 02 May 2013
SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who faces a retrial for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition he had earlier been convicted of, has been recommended for medical discharge, his lawyer said today.
Monday 15 April 2013
Parkinson's disease sufferers are being subjected to “intolerable levels of prejudice”, a charity has warned, after it was found that two in five of those afflicted with the disease have experienced discrimination because of their symptoms.
Friday 12 April 2013
From the gross dudes who can't tell the difference between lust and disgust to the personal space invaders, trips to the gym would be much more therapeutic, well, alone...
Last night's viewing - Keeping Britain Alive: the NHS in a Day, BBC2; Pop! The Science of Bubbles, BBC4
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Keeping Britain Alive: the NHS in a Day – the results of a transverse biopsy on the National Health Service – has a very simple question at its heart: "If we could see what this institution does in one day, what would it make us think?" My guess is that the makers of the series pretty much know the answer to this question already.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
The pain's like a hand-drill direct to the cranium but whenever I have to cancel plans because of my old adversary, I suspect people think I'm making too much fuss
Tuesday 02 April 2013
A new era in the understanding of the human brain - the most complex structure in the known universe - began today when President Obama announced a $100m (£67m) research initiative to start mapping the complex neural circuitry of the mind.
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death