Psychology & Psychiatry

Bilingualism comes naturally to our brains, new study shows

The brain uses a shared mechanism for combining words from a single language and for combining words from two different languages, a team of neuroscientists has discovered. Its findings indicate that language switching is ...

Medical research

Barriers migrants face accessing healthcare during the pandemic

Doctors of the World (DOTW), the Nuffield Foundation and the University of Birmingham have today published "Migration and Vulnerability During the Pandemic: Barriers to Wellbeing," which has revealed that refugees, asylum ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding our perception of rhythm

Scientists have long known that while listening to a sequence of sounds, people often perceive a rhythm, even when the sounds are identical and equally spaced. One regularity that was discovered over 100 years ago is the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health helplines need human-centered solutions

In India today, dozens of phone numbers are available for people who are having a severe mental health emergency. Oftentimes, however, callers experience difficulty in getting connected with someone who will listen to them; ...

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