Cognitive Neuroscience

Japanese scientists can read dreams in breakthrough with MRI scans

Scientists in Japan say they can use MRI scanners to unlock some of the secrets of the unconscious mind.

Forget Freud and psychotherapy. You want to read dreams, get an MRI and a pattern recognition program for your computer. Researchers have managed what they said was "the world's first decoding" of nighttime visions.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 9:55am

Vertical Ray of the Sun

It might be some time before the Tran Anh Hung-directed, Mark Lee Ping-bing-lensed adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood hits these shores, so for the time being we'll view the first collaboration between the Vietnamese filmmaker and the Taiwanese cinematographer.

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

John says ...

It's hard not to feel angry when we see a bully in action, or feel pity for the person on the receiving end of their cruelty.

So Wendy has chosen a theme for her story that is almost guaranteed to get readers emotionally involved with her characters, which is always a good thing.

25 May 2010 - 12:00am

Troubled gestation

Liberal Studies is an unknown quantity in Hong Kong. But what is known is that the Education Bureau is dead serious about making it tutor-proof, with no model answers or even textbooks to give tutors the bragging rights. But gung-ho tutors are losing no time in calling themselves born masters of an unborn subject.

10 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Drop in, chill out

Misery loves company, as the saying goes. So it was about time an online social networking site celebrated depression, anxiety and the petty disappointments of everyday life with tongue-in-cheek humour. Launched last month, mychillpills.com combines the core functions of an online community - including blogs, forums and videos - with a focus on mental health issues.

21 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Let love be your energy

I'm writing in response to an article, 'Love warms up the darkest, coldest corner', which appeared in Young Post.

The story was really touching and it made me think a lot. If everyone in the world was full of love, the world would be a wonderful place.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Empathy, she wrote

A book written by two children whose father died from Sars inspired Vance Yip Sze-kei to write an award-winning poem to express her empathy for the children. Yesterday she collected her second prize in the junior category of a Sun Hung Kai Properties book club competition, with To Kit-ming, 65, who took first place in the senior category.

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Tai Hang Youth Centre

Where: 2/F, 121 Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Performers make you feel things in a different light

CitySeen knows it's sometimes hard not to roll your eyes when you hear people coming out of a theatre performance saying: 'I really felt the actors' performances ... the power, the emotion ... wow!' But should you hear these comments after this Friday's performance of Touching Particles' Can You Feel, don't be quick to snicker. The audience means it literally.

8 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Tune in, turn on and love people

It's called The Silent Melody of Love. It's all about encouraging students to have relationships, and promoted by the Education and Manpower Bureau . . . but it has nothing to do with sex.

So what is it? The Silent Melody is a raunchy sounding English translation of an otherwise rather pedestrian outreach programme that seeks 'to instil affection among students for others'.

1 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Nothing will be gained by retribution

Individual citizens around the world will grieve with the people of the United States.

13 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Need to foster greater tolerance

Governor Chris Patten has called on Europeans and Americans to refrain from demeaning themselves by accepting the political and social ideals of Asia and China as the criteria for trade relations.

The appeal, undoubtedly well-intentioned, was somewhat simplistic and naive.

11 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Parent's attitude's can be a handicap

SARA'S five-year-old son, Philip, is physically handicapped, and she and her husband have tried their best to cope with the situation.

''I know I cannot feel sorry for myself,'' Sara said. ''And I want to be strong for my son.'' Regardless of what Sara tells herself, however, she is often overcome by depression.

1 Aug 1993 - 12:00am