Six ways to 'reboot your brain' after a hard year of COVID-19 – according to science

The brain is surprisingly changeable.

Jianfeng Feng, Professor of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence , Fudan University • conversation
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

Why our obsession with happy endings can lead to bad decisions

Shakespeare was wrong when he wrote 'all's well that ends well'.

Martin D. Vestergaard, Computational Neuroscientist, University of Cambridge • conversation
Nov. 2, 2020 ~7 min

How to stay socially connected as lockdown returns - according to science

Recent findings from social neuroscience show us how we can make virtual interactions almost as beneficial as real world ones.

Philip J. Cozzolino, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

How does being bilingual affect your brain? It depends on how you use language

Why the benefits of bilingualism aren't consistent.

Vincent DeLuca, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~6 min

GPT-3: new AI can write like a human but don't mistake that for thinking – neuroscientist

Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.

Guillaume Thierry, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

AI called GPT-3 can write like a human but don't mistake that for thinking – neuroscientist

Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.

Guillaume Thierry, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

AI called GPT-3 can now write like a human without thinking like one

Elon Musk's OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don't mistake that for true intelligence.

Guillaume Thierry, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

Face masks: why your eyes might be saying more than you realise

Your mouth might be obscured, but science shows you say a huge amount with your eyes.

Nigel Holt, Professor of Psychology, Aberystwyth University • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~6 min

Coronavirus: the pandemic is changing our brains – here are the remedies

Whether you had COVID-19 or just stressed out about getting it, your brain's hippocampus may have shrunk in the last few months.

Deniz Vatansever, Junior Principal Investigator, Fudan University • conversation
Aug. 14, 2020 ~6 min

The 'female' brain: why damaging myths about women and science keep coming back in new forms

From having small brains to being better at reading, it is often argued that women aren't well suited to do science.

Gina Rippon, Professor Emeritus of Cognitive NeuroImaging, Aston University • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~8 min

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