the brain

An 18 year old girl who was born with only half a brain has demonstrated the amazing flexibility of the human brain by scoring above average in IQ and reading tests and is now applying to universities , according to a report in the New Scientist. The teen has been diagnosed with hemi-hydranencephaly, an extremely […]

This is likely to blow your mind – but colour doesn’t really exist. Glenn Barden, one of the “brains”, excuse the pun, behind the PBS/BBC series The Brain with David Eagleman, explains.   We all think we know what reality is – it’s the rich textured world that’s all around us.  But what if I […]

A 7 year old boy missing the part of the brain used for sight has baffled doctors by being able to have almost perfect sight. The boy, from Australia, known only as “Bl” is reported to have lost the primary visual cortex part of his brain due to a rare medical disorder soon after being […]