A SELECTION OF MY FAVOURITE WORK

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STRANGE STORIES OF EXTRAORDINARY BRAINS

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People with unusual conditions are helping add to our understanding of the mysteries of the mind

RHYTHMS OF

THE MIND

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How flashing lights and pink noise might banish Alzheimer’s, improve memory and more

ARK OF THE IMMORTALS:

A CRYONICS CASTLE

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An exclusive peak at a building designed to house 50,000 people in suspended animation

I FEEL YOUR PAIN: LIFE AS AN EXTREME EMPATH

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Find out what it is like to live with the ability to feel other people's pain as if it were your own

YOU MAY BE YOUNGER THAN YOU THINK

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Biological age diverges from the years we celebrate each year - and sheds light on the time we have left

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MOCK THE GEEK: DARA O'BRIAIN

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I chat with Dara O'Briain on why he hates homeopaths, reiki and goji berries

PATIENTS PLACED IN SUSPENDED ANIMATION

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I reveal plans of doctors placing gunshot victims in suspended animation for the first time

HEAD TRANSPLANT PLANS ARE LAUNCHED

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Here's where it all started: In 2015, I revealed plans for the world's first head transplant

THE WOMAN WHO IS PERMANENTLY LOST

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Sharon’s world is regularly reversed by a rare brain malfunction. Now  Wonder Woman has come to the rescue

FOSSIL OF WORLD'S OLDEST FLOWER

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Ancient aquatic plant thought to be world’s first flower has been discovered in Spain

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CREATIVITY & BIPOLAR LINKED GENETICALLY

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Mood disorders may be the genetic price we pay for creativity and high intelligence

MODAFANIL: OUR FIRST SAFE SMART DRUG?

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Taken to improve focus before exams, a comprehensive review says modafinil is safe in the short-term

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THIS MAN HAD NO IDEA HIS MIND WAS BLIND

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Imagine realising in your forties that you have been living without a mind's eye

THE MAN WHO GETS DRUNK ON CHIPS

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A few people get inebriated merely by eating carbohydrates - what on earth is going on?

THE CHILDREN WHO SEE CLEARLY UNDERWATER

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Unlike most people, the children of a Thailand tribe see with total clarity beneath the waves 

THE PEOPLE WHO NEED VERY LITTLE SLEEP

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I speak to a woman whose genes may reveal how we could all live on less shut-eye

SURVEY REVEALS WHAT WOMEN REALLY WANT

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The largest survey of female sexual arousal reveals the ways in which women find pleasure

WOMEN FORCED 330 MILES FOR ABORTION

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First study to unveil disparities in distance to abortion clinics across the US

HOW TO BRING UP YOUR CHILD GENDER-NEUTRAL

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I asked the experts for their top science-based tips on gender neutrality

DO YOUR EYES HAVE THIS SECRET SIGNAL? 

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A ring around the iris that fades with ill health can influence how desirable you appear to women