July 2017

Complex Systems

Who directs the brain?

By on 20 July 2017
Our brain controls everything we do and think and what happens in our body. Who directs these complicated brains? "I" do? No, there is no central power or police force, no editor, prime minister or CEO, no leader. The brain controls all without a director.
Plasticity

The language of music… and a bit of football

By on 6 July 2017
Successful musicians put in hours of practice from an early age. But is all that practice really necessary? Is talent alone - with a bit of practice - not enough? How does the brain change with practice, and can you create a genius?