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Central Nervous System

Mapping human brain may unravel mystery of the mind

Mapping human brain may unravel mystery of the mind

Although humans have explored the earth and gained insights into far flung reaches of the universe, our brains remain mysterious. Indeed, the human brain has been described as the most complex structure known to mankind.

Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 2:20am

Stem cells could halt Huntington's

Mainland research on stem cells could point the way to an effective treatment for Huntington's disease, an inherited incurable degenerative brain disorder.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Younger Brain, Sharper Mind

Younger Brain, Sharper Mind by Eric Braverman Rodale

How fast can you think? Are you suave and deft at witty retorts or sluggish? The answer depends on how young you are and your upkeep of your brain, according to Dr Eric Braverman in his new book.

'The brain is like a superhighway for information,' he writes.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chance to let the mind speak for itself

Language sculpts the brain - physically. On this premise, a revolution in linguistics and neuroscience has been taking place right under our noses.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Human brains on animal alert

It is a common showbiz adage that films about animals almost always draw an audience, but a new study proves this is not a myth - it is a function of the human brain.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Cause for a rethink on how we learn

We learn a new word, or make a new friend, or taste a new dish, or undertake any of the innumerable things we do from day to day, and the experience is somehow etched into our brain and filed away in our mental world. If the experience is salient enough, it can be recalled again, even many years later, sometimes with amazing emotional vividness.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Got staying power?

We want new contestants for the next round of Brain Game.

To apply, write 200 words on what you would like to change in Hong Kong and email it to olivia.chavassieu@scmp.com. Write 'New Brain Game' in the subject field and include your full name and phone number.

Applications close on Tuesday.

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

by Katrina S. Firlik

Phoenix, HK$144

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

The brain

Brainy facts

By the age of five, the brain is already about 90 per cent of its adult size.

The brain uses 20 per cent of all the __________we breathe.

A continuous supply of oxygen is necessary for _________

A loss of oxygen for 10 minutes can result in significant damage to the brain.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Brain train

With the development of technology, we have begun to rely heavily on the latest gadgets to remember the simplest things, be it birthdays, dental appointments or just people's names.

Wouldn't life be a lot easier and efficient if we could remember such things off the top of our heads?

5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Where tears flow like the Yangtze

It's not for nothing that a new Japanese tearjerker, released this week in local cinemas, is called One Litre of Tears. Everyone is given a pack of Kleenex (pictured) before they enter the cinema but, given the title, we wonder if a whole box is enough.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Humanity as the sum of hardwired circuitry

Airheads that we are, we compare the human brain to whatever technology has the gee-whizz factor at that time. The history of neuroscience abounds with analogies.

24 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Humanity as the sum of hardwired circuitry

Airheads that we are, we compare the human brain to whatever technology has the gee-whizz factor at that time. The history of neuroscience abounds with analogies.

24 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Depressed, or is your spleen melancholic?

An Asian worker 'falls ill' in the midst of a stressful period at work, perhaps a pivotal time involving negotiation and repeated conflict. To her western colleague, this can look fake, as if the worker is simply pretending to be sick to avoid coping with a difficult situation. From a psychological perspective, this typical Chinese pattern of reaction is thought of as 'somatising' emotions.

13 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Body shock

YOU HAVE to queue up twice to completely experience the Mysteries Of The Human Body exhibition. There's a queue at the entrance and another inside the venue.

4 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

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