Keeping your mind fit is as important as looking after your body – although I tend to default on the latter rather too often. But what is the most effective thing to do if you want to keep your thinking sharp and flexible? After all, most cognitive exercises are pretty dull, and dull exercise doesn’t get done unless you’re a real disciplinarian. But now new research suggests that studying theatre produces significant and lasting increases in cognitive performance – which is good news for drama teachers and playwrights everywhere.
Fifteen years ago, Cheri Robertson lost both of her eyes in a car accident. Now, thanks to a revolutionary operation to implant electrodes into her brain, she can see again, using an electronic device to feed optical signals to her mind.
Another bit of science fiction steps closer to becoming a reality. Continue reading Hands-free computing
It’s the pseudo-religion of the rich and famous (well, one of them, at least). Continue reading A peek inside the world of Scientology
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… Continue reading The similarities between love and madness may not be simply a fiction of poetry