A selection of stories shaping our brains this week Wish You Were Here: Royal Mail Stamps Honour 50 Years of Pink Floyd For vinyl junkies, few record album covers are as iconic and recognizable as Dark Side of the Moon. Light passes through a prism refracting into waves manifesting in a rainbow of...

A selection of stories shaping our brains this week Of Course Facebook is Biased. That’s How Tech Works Today Facebook found itself in hot water this week, as the US Senate Commerce Committee, responding to a Gizmodo article alleging political bias, asked the social network to explain the process behind...

A selection of stories shaping our brains this week The Depressing Science of What Living in a City Does to Your Brain Urban brains and rural brains are different. Neural plasticity and the natural human process of adapting to environments means that brains are in part formed by the surroundings...

A selection of stories shaping our brains this week CV Of Failures: Princeton Professor Publishes Resume Of His Career Lows At one time or another, many of us have felt that pang of envy, admiring the successes and pedigrees of others and wish it came to us as easily as...

A selection of stories shaping our brains this week Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away While the idea of taking notes by hand may seem old-fashioned in an age of voice-to-text functionality and screen technology ubiquity, the data suggest that students (or anyone, for that matter) benefit tremendously from hand...

A selection of stories shaping our brains this week How ‘The Wire’ is Inspiring New Classroom Curricula It’s taught in sociology, literature, gender studies, legal, and anthropology classes in some of the most esteemed institutions of higher learning (Harvard, NYU, Johns Hopkins, to name just three). Eileen Gillooly, an English...

A selection of stories shaping our brains this week How to send an ‘E mail’ – Database - 1984 It's a behaviour we take for granted today - we pickup our phone, jot down a few words and click send. According to Radicati, more than 200 billion emails were sent/received...

A selection of stories shaping our brains this week Samsung Develops the BrainBand to help Tackle Pro Sports Big Concussion Problem In partnership with Leo Burnett in Australia, Samsung brings together neuroscientist Dr Alan Pearce and industrial designer Braden Wilson, who developed a solution to one of sport’s biggest problems:...