Discussion articles

Discussion pieces aim to promote a dialogue around real-world implications of neuroscience. They may focus on how neuroscience affects our daily lives, provide perspectives on neuroscience-related ethical issues or comment on hot neuroscience topics.

Do you really like it? Social media on the brain.

Lauren Revie 03/03/2020

Social media is something that has become commonplace in most of our lives – we wake up, we scroll the feed, we post throughout the day, like, comment, tweet and share. Most of us are familiar with the concept, despite social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook only coming into popular mainstream use in the last 15 years.

Frauds, fear of failure and finances: The mental health problem in academia

Lauren Revie 10/10/2019

Mental health is a hot topic at the moment – and it is about time. Around 1 in 6 adults will experience anxiety or depression (Mental Health Foundation, 2016), with the number of people recognising suicidal thoughts increasing drastically (McManus et al., 2016). However, as a response to this growing problem, we have also seen a rise in the formation and support for mental health charities and research into different mental health and psychiatric conditions.

Learning to make healthier food choices

Sophie Waldron 05/03/2018

You are sitting down at a desk and a huge burger comes floating towards you. It gets bigger and bigger as it advances, faster and faster. Luckily, you know what you have to do. Don’t press anything on your computer, and the burger will go away.

Tags: Health/Food, Conditioning, Mindfulness


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