The mind controlled robot arm that lets the paralysed write and eat

'One small nibble for a woman': The mind controlled robotic arm that could give the paralysed a new lease of life Robotic limb hailed as a 'remarkable step forward'Has allowed patients paralysed from the neck down to feed themselves and even high five doctors Uses electrodes implanted in the brain to 'drive' a robotic arm | UPDATED: 11:14 GMT, 17 December 2012 A 52 year old woman paralysed from the neck down has been able to feed herself and even high five doctors using a groundbreaking new robotic arm controlled by electrodes implanted in her brain.

The new MRI scanner that won"t give you claustrophobia

The new MRI scanner that won't give you claustrophobia | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 27 November 2012 Every day, hundreds of patients undergo magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRI scans) — and every day many of those patients will ask to get out of the machine before doctors have even had time to take the scan.

Is advertising to blame for obesity epidemic? The sight of fatty foods triggers hunger, claims study

Is advertising to blame for obesity epidemic The sight of fatty foods triggers hunger, claims study Simply viewing high calorie food images activated brain regions that control appetite and reward | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 26 June 2012 Viewing pictures of high calorie food also significantly increased ratings of hunger and desire for sweet and savoury foods A picture could be worth a thousand calories after a study revealed images of fatty food can trigger hunger pangs.

Having a new hip can boost your brain power: Relieving chronic pain improves your mind as well as your body

Having a new hip can boost your brain power: Relieving chronic pain improves your mind as well as your body | UPDATED: 02:23 GMT, 19 June 2012 For those of you deliberating over whether to have a hip replacement, perhaps this latest finding will convince you: the op could boost your memory and even protect you from dementia.

Meditation alters brain wiring in just a month

Why meditation helps you focus: Mindfulness improves brain wiring in just a month Scientists saw improved brain connections after participants had just 11 hours of training | UPDATED: 10:51 GMT, 12 June 2012 Just a month of meditation training alters brain wiring in ways that could open the door to new treatments for mental disorders, research has shown.

Just what IS going on in your dog"s head? MRI brain scans offer hope we might soon know what our pets really think of us

Just what IS going on in your dog's head First MRI brain scans let us know what our pets really think of us Two dogs trained to walk into MRI scanner and hold stillBrain's reward centre light ups when signals show they will get a treatShows dogs pay close attention to human signals and languageFurther study will investigate just how much they really understand | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 7 May 2012 The dreams of dog-lovers have come true – and a new scan will let them know how their pets REALLY feel about them.