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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Tuesday 10 March 2009
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Ivan Cameron suffered from a very rare epilepsy syndrome that was coupled with severe cerebral palsy.
Tuesday 24 February 2009
Thursday 25 December 2008
People who punch or kick out in their sleep are more likely to develop dementia or Parkinson's disease, research revealed today.
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Differences in how male and female brains work mean single-sex schooling will make a comeback, a leading headmistress says.
Thursday 23 October 2008
Saturday 18 October 2008
More than 100 Britons have travelled to Switzerland to take advantage of the country's assisted suicide law, according to recent figures from the Dignitas clinic. Among them – as we report today – was Daniel James, a 23 year-old who was paralysed after a rugby accident. From beginning to end, this is a tragic case. Who knows what was in Mr James's mind when he decided to do what he did? Was there something more that could have been done to make his life more tolerable? This and related questions may be tackled in the course of the police inquiry and inquest that have been ordered.
Friday 03 October 2008
A 45-year-old woman with a progressively debilitating disease appealed to the High Court yesterday to clarify the law on assisted suicide to enable her to plan her own death.
You write the reviews: Benefit for Macmillan Nurses and Multiple Sclerosis Society, Comedy Store, London
Thursday 18 September 2008
There was a 10 per cent drop in ticket sales at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival box office, possibly due to a lack of public interest or thriftiness as recession looms. But this gig at central London's world-famous Comedy Store was sold out.
Sunday 14 September 2008
The son of the former prime minister Sir John Major accused his ex-wife of making "wholly false and hurtful allegations" last night after she publicly claimed that his parents were ignoring their autistic eight-year-old grandson, Harry.
Tuesday 22 July 2008
The man accused of killing the television presenter Jill Dando will not be giving evidence in his own defence, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.
Friday 20 June 2008
The French actress Sandrine Bonnaire's documentary portrait of her younger sister Sabine is, at times, so poignant you feel your heart might break.
Wednesday 11 June 2008
New anti-migraine drugs that have fewer side effects than existing treatments could be on the market within three years, scientists said yesterday.
Saturday 07 June 2008
A woman who suffers from a degenerative disease has called for the law on assisted suicide to be clarified so that she can decide when she wants to die.
Sunday 25 May 2008
We can all appreciate and enjoy music, yet the study of it can seem excessively rarefied, and you'd think the study of its neurological effect on the brain even more so. The success of this book, by a record producer turned cognitive neuroscientist, is both that it goes out of its way to make the general reader feel at ease, and that it celebrates a capacity for analysing and understanding music that is extraordinary – in several regards still inexplicably so – but that is nevertheless shared by any person with a normal brain.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'