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Unlimited Power

Image Reference: Photo by Jessi Pena on Unsplash Written and narrated by Dr. Samantha Brooks. The 19th Century American writer and poet Thomas Bailey Aldrich once famously said, ‘The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost anyone.  … Read More

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Will Power and Focus

Written and narrated by Dr. Samantha Brooks. We told ourselves at the start of January that we would give up smoking, eat more healthily, join a gym (and actually set foot on the treadmill!) and be a better person toward … Read More

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The Neuroscience Of New Beginnings: Starting A New Chapter In Life

Written by Dr. Samantha Brooks and narrated by Andreanna Vasiliou. Heralding the start of a new year allows us to feel optimistic about fresh new beginnings, having reflected on the harsh lessons we all had to face last year.  And … Read More

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The Social Brain

Image Reference: Photo by That’s Her Business on Unsplash Written by Dr. Samantha Brooks and narrated by Aria Edwards Community spirit is the feeling of being involved in and concerned about one’s local neighbourhood. It’s about having the freedom to … Read More

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Will Power Training | About CY-A

Written and narrated by Dr. Samantha Brooks. THE CURB YOUR ADDICTION (CY-A) APP In partnership with the Meaningful Paths app to support will power training. Curb Your Addiction (C-Ya for short) is a computer-based, 15-minute game that can be played … Read More

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The Cognitive Neuroscience of COVID-19

The cognitive neuroscience of COVID-19: what are the pros and cons for our brains of living through this unprecedented global lockdown? Feature Image: Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash Written by Dr. Samantha Brooks and narrated by Aria Edwards What … Read More

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Impulse Control

About Dr. Samantha Brooks Dr. Samantha Brooks is a Reader of Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology,  Faculty of Health, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society.  Her research specialises in the neural mechanisms of … Read More

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Compulsive Shopping

Written and narrated by Dr. Samantha Brooks. Impulsivity and compulsivity play a large role in neuropsychiatric research as they underpin many mental health disorders. Unfortunately, impulsive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours are also commonly observed throughout the festive period! Impulsivity is … Read More

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Sirens | Will Power

Written and narrated by Dr. Samantha Brooks. Greek Sirens and willpower  The Sirens were first described in Homer’s The Odyssey as half-women, half bird, with upper bodies of the most beautiful women with enchanting singing voices, and their lower bodies … Read More