Tag Archives: Brain

The Relationship between Mental Health and Crime: Links and Resources.

The relationship between mental health and crime, as with that between the brain and crime, is one that is both complex and controversial. The media has, unfortunately, often represented this link in a negative way, leading to the perception that … Continue reading

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Twitter Addiction: Fact or Fiction?

Any quick internet search will bring up a variety of studies suggesting that using Twitter, and other social media, can become addictive. Indeed, one study earlier this year argued it is more difficult to resist than tobacco or alcohol. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9054243/Facebook-and-Twitter-more-addictive-than-tobacco-and-alcohol.html) So can … Continue reading

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The Brain and Crime: What is the relationship here?

The relationship between brain function and criminal activity is an area of huge controversy and debate from scientific, legal and philosophical perspectives. Essentially the key issues here are these: does brain dysfunction lead to criminal behaviour and, if so, what … Continue reading

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The Lazy Brain: Cognitive Limitations and Journey to Crime

In my last post I discussed the issue of cognitive limitation, the fact that our brain can only process so much information at once without being overloaded. This means that our brain is ‘miserly’ with it’s processing and uses a … Continue reading

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Why our brains love Twitter: Cognition, Heuristics and Social Media

The human brain is undoubtedly an amazing thing. It is capable of organising and processing the almost constant streams of sensory data with which it is faced, whilst simultaneously controlling and maintaining the many functions that our body needs to … Continue reading

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