Can The New Havening Technique Really Cure Trauma and Fear?

The Havening technique - the focus of a two-day seminar in London this weekend - involves a patient recalling a traumatic event and then being touched, supposedly disconnecting the memory from its unpleasant connotations. However, there are no scientific trials showing that the technique works.

Three Myths and Three Facts About Left-Handers

It is a curious fact of human nature that most of us prefer using our right-hand, while a minority of around ten per cent prefer using their left. A number of cultural myths have grown up around the differences between left and right-handers. Here I give you a low down on myths and facts about handedness.

Read this before paying $100s for neurofeedback therapy

Looking at the literature there’s good reason to be skeptical about using neurofeedback therapy as a short-cut to elation and enlightenment. Most concerning is the way neurofeedback therapists present their services to the public. They can’t make up their minds whether to clothe themselves in the white coats of science, or to dress in the loose robes of woo.

Mirror Neurons: The Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience?

Mirror neurons are probably the most hyped concept in neuroscience. There's no doubt they are fascinating cells, but they don't explain what makes us human.

Seize Control of Your Dreams

Do we really need eight hours sleep? Do teenagers sleep in late because they're lazy? Can we really take control of our dreams? This post explores four myths and one surprising fact about sleep.

Why the Left-Brain Right-Brain Myth Will Probably Never Die

The left-brain right-brain myth will probably never die because it has become a powerful metaphor for different ways of thinking – logical, focused and analytic versus broad-minded and creative.