It was May 8 and the time was approaching for me to head to Venice to attend an Advanced Course on Microbiota and the Brain with the Neuroscience Society of Advanced Studies (NSAS). Furthering my education in neuroscience is really important as new discoveries and research papers are published regularly, and I am always looking for new critiques to incorporate into the Langley Group programmes. Based in Italy, The Neuroscience Society of Advanced Studies, or NSAS, is home to ongoing advanced courses and workshops across different areas of neuroscience. Their faculty and speakers are appointed from only the world leaders in each field [...]
Watch or read Sue Langley's engaging Keynote "Optimising Your Brain", presented at Happiness & Its Causes conference 2017.
Have you ever said, or heard someone say ‘I’m just wired that way’?
While the myth that we only use 10% of our brains is challenging, our brains do have remarkable abilities.
“O sleep, O gentle sleep, nature’s soft nurse” – William Shakespeare We all know how glorious it feels to be well rested. Waking up after a solid, unbroken night’s sleep, feeling invigorated, ready for the day, and prepared to face the world as the best version of ourselves. We also all probably know how it feels when you have not had a good night’s sleep, or several in a row! In the 1950’s most people got about eight hours of sleep a night, yet since 1980, our view of sleep has changed. Fast forward to 1980 when then British Prime [...]
How are male and female brains different? […]
By understanding how our brains work and how they are inextricably connected and able to change, it is clear that something as complex as creativity or logical analysis cannot be attributed to a single hemisphere in the brain.
How many times have you found yourself at the end of the day, agonising over what to cook for dinner, or which TV show to watch?
“Our brains are amazing instruments—endlessly fascinating and full of potential”
Brain-friendly tactics put to the test. Our brains are amazing instruments—endlessly fascinating and full of potential. I was lucky enough to get a peek inside my brain with the help of the experts at the Amen Clinic in Los Angeles. Over three-days of intensive testing using brain SPECT imaging and a battery of cognitive, emotional and physical tests, I explored how my brain was functioning and what I could do to improve it. I shared the details of my brain evaluation, what it looks like and what the experts said in Part One of this article. This [...]