Psychology is the science of human thought, experience, and behavior. The brain is poorly understood and hugely complex, so psychologists apply a huge range of methods to try to understand it better. Psychology can be the study of individual neurons in the brain, individual people, small networks or large groups.
Psychologists aim to understand how humans think, feel and understand the world. Knowing this will allow us to help those suffering from brain-related illnesses. These principles can also be applied in business or organisations to help them function more effectively- it is easy to forget that businesses are made up of people, and people don’t always behave in the way you expect them to!
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I,Science Radio – The Power of Visualisation
20th March, 2023
Tune in to this week’s episode to harness the power of your mind. Julie Hoeflinger...
Pregnancy is a time of great vulnerability, so it may come as no surprise that mental health conditions are higher for women on average around pregnancy (including during and just after) than any other time.
What is time? We can measure it in terms of regular events like the Earth moving round the sun, but it can change with perspective, known in relativity as time dilation, and depends upon our perspective.
Our senses allow us to explore and interact with the world around us. Even the simplest living organisms have some way to sense their environment - and some animals can sense in ways we can't even imagine!
Emotions are a vital part of society, but there are still plenty of mysteries surrounding them – from what they are for to whether it will be possible, or desirable, to create AI that experiences them.
Wild sharks have been observed cooperating, playing and courting. This suggests they communicate, yet they don’t emit sounds. Learn more about the other possible methods of communication being researched.
Some sharks have daily routines, whilst many are crepuscular. Climate-driven migrations may explain apparent increases in shark sightings. Female bull sharks even ascent rivers to give birth – the only shark to tolerate fresh water.