Neural images show it takes more than logic and facts to win a political argument
Watching someone else scratch often leads you to do the same
If noise derails your thought, the problem might be that you may have a highly creative brain that's less able to filter out seemingly unimportant events.
Until now, only mammals and birds were known to experience rapid eye movement
An individual's unique brain response to images of a celebrity and a food could be used to create an ID procedure at high-security sites.
Scientists have created an interactive brain map showing which areas respond to different words. Nature Video explores how our brains organise the thousands of words in our heads.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 27, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.
A new study adds to a heated debate about where pain signals are processed
How it arises is only now becoming clear
Letters about Scientific American MIND’s Jan/Feb 2016 issue
Research on a key brain immune cell suggests it is a tantalizing but slippery target for new therapies
They hijack its limited ability to deal with perceptual ambiguity
As the government considers reclassifying cannabis, researchers say easing the rules could lead to big advances
Brain imaging suggests LSD’s consciousness-altering traits may work by hindering some brain networks and boosting overall connectivity
After a broken neck left him quadraplegic Ian Burkhart was told he would never be able to use his hands. Now he can grasp a bottle and pick up a credit card by using a computer plugged directly into his brain. Special software is able to decode his thoughts and convert them into electrical signals in his hand, bypassing the damaged nerves in his spine. Now Ian has regained an amazing degree of control over his hand, each movement stimulated by his own thoughts.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 13, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.
Brain scans of a person doing nothing at all can predict how neural circuits will light up when that same individual is gambling or reading a book
Processing high-level math concepts uses the same neural networks as the basic math skills a child is born with
More than 40 percent of retired NFL players showed signs of traumatic brain injury
What does it take to help them thrive?
The preference for playing hockey, or house, is far from fixed. Sex differences in the brain are small—until experiences and expectations magnify them
A provocative book surveys the wide world of passionate proclivities