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The brain

Your smartphone can scan your brain

Now you can connect a headset with electrodes to your smartphone, so you can read your brain’s signals while on the move.

Your face reveals what you are eating

New research links facial expressions to the taste of what we eat. In the future it will be difficult to conceal what we actually think food tastes like.

Blood test can unveil Alzheimer's

A Danish biotech firm has developed a new test which can detect, from a bog standard blood sample, whether the person concerned has Alzheimer's disease. The test can even reveal the disease in its early stages.

Uncharted area of the brain discovered

Researchers have unveiled a previously unknown area of the brain, a discovery which could lead to new kinds of psychiatric drugs.