Alzheimer’s Disease

Tabitha Gan underwent an internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS). She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. World Alzheimer’s Day is coming up on 21 September and its aim is to promote awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. For those unclear about exactly what Alzheimer’s disease is, it’s basically a disease…

Coming Up… Brain Awareness Week

by Tara Venkatesan Hi! I’m Tara, a freshman at Yale University, and I get to learn and study one of the coolest things in the world – my brain! You have probably all heard things like you only use 10% of your brain, or if you’re a left-brain thinker, you’re logical but if you’re a…

Why we eat when we study – The Brain and Self-Control

Tabitha Gan underwent an internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. Snack companies spend millions of dollars trying to find that perfect blend of spices, chemicals and textures to hook us in- and they’ve succeeded to some extent. We know that…

Which is the more Emotional Gender?

Tabitha Gan underwent an internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. If you’re like most people, you probably looked at the title of the post and immediately thought the answer was obvious…women, duh! Well, you may be in for a surprise….

New Year Resolutions

Tabitha Gan underwent an internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. Your brain and self-control People make them constantly. But a series of studies done by clinical psychologist John Norcross has shown that most people don’t manage to keep their New…

What you need to know about the Brain Exhibition

What you need to know about the BRAND-new Brain Exhibition at the Science Centre and a few other things you probably didn’t know…  Who isn’t curious about the inner workings of our brain?? New-on-the block is the ‘Tuning in: Brain and Body’ Exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore, created in partnership with BRANDs.  Here’s an…

Is it really better to give than to receive?

Tabitha Gan is undergoing internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. The psychosocial and physical benefits of gift-giving The phrase “It is better to give than to receive” has been quoted umpteen times and is used often as a way of…

Christmas shopping & misconceptions in gift-giving

Tabitha Gan is undergoing internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. Imagine this scenario. Your friend, relative or spouse knows you haven’t gotten their birthday gift and passes you a list of items that they would like to have, which are…

TUNING IN: BRAIN & BODY

This Christmas, put your thinking caps on, or we’ll lend you some of ours with our BRAND-new exhibition centered around the ever-so-fascinating organ of our body called the Brain. Come down to the Science Centre and take a look at this new exhibition, open from Saturday 13 December onwards! For more details, click here!

Time flies when you’re having fun – or does it?

“Time stretches if you keep busy.” That is the title of a recent article on the New Scientist website that caught my attention, because it seems to contradict the common notion that time appears to pass faster when you’re having fun (which I tend to equate with keeping busy, for some reason).  We would probably…