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.
Café Scientifique has started up again here in Portsmouth, and yours truly was there to catch the action. This event featured a talk by Prof. Ajit Narayanan, Head of the School of Computing at Portsmouth University, entitled ‘Can we find a mind gene?’
Another bit of science fiction steps closer to becoming a reality. Continue reading Hands-free computing