Posts by Franziska Green

God Is In The Details

People, Science, Stories

Religion has long been a topic of philosophical discussion, but only relatively recently have neuroscientists begun to investigate faith and spirituality, too. Several different strands of research now indicate that there are specific parts of our brains that relate to belief in God

Reading Minds: An Interview with Dr. Adrian Owen

Look at someone’s face and you might get an idea of what they’re thinking — if they’re sad, in pain, or feeling unwell. But when a patient is unable to move any part of their body purposefully — as in the case with those in a coma, a minimally conscious, or vegetative state — things become more difficult.

How Being Bilingual (As A Child) Betters Your Brain

It used to be the general consensus that being bilingual was not good for children. The practice was frowned upon by teachers and education experts because it was believed that trying to speak two languages at the same time confused children and made it difficult for them to learn either language properly. Now, however, thanks to

Aging with a Bilingual Brain

Adaptation of the brain could also be the reason older bilinguals with Alzheimer’s show fewer signs of cognitive malfunction than those who only speak one language. “The brain is more robust, its abilities and functionality are more distributed, so when Alzheimer’s begins to take effect, a bilingual’s brain