Study points toward lifelong neuron formation in the human brain’s hippocampus, with implications for memory and disease
Volunteers who listened to music solved fewer word puzzles than others who worked in silence. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Humans traveling to Mars will be required to operate with a degree of autonomy human astronauts have never had, due to communication delays. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Although millennials' memory of recent pop tunes drops quickly, their ability to identify top hits from the 1960s through 1990s remains moderately high. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Interviewing an inebriated person at the scene may be more accurate than waiting until he or she is sober
Humpback populations from the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet up south of Africa and trade song stylings.
Brain regions that process faces reveal deep insights into the neural mechanisms of vision
Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?
A newly identified circuit connecting the cerebellum to the brain’s reward centers in mice could help scientists understand autism and addiction
The Mona Lisa effect is the illusion that the subject of a painting follows you with her gaze, despite where you stand. But da Vinci's famous painting doesn't have that quality. Christopher Intagliata reports...
A new look at “the Russian blues” demonstrates the power of words to shape perception
The sense of touch generates surprisingly powerful and long-lasting memories
A new study suggests that, unconsciously, we actually do believe that looking exerts a slight force on the things being looked at. Karen Hopkin reports.
So-called "relaxation music" is only about as effective as a soothing Chopin piece at lulling listeners into a relaxed state. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Philosopher Peter Carruthers insists that conscious thought, judgment and volition are illusions. They arise from processes of which we are forever unaware
Freud’s notion of a dark, libidinous unconscious is obsolete. A new theory holds that the brain produces a continuous stream of unconscious predictions
Christopher Skaife talks about his new book The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London, in front of a live audience at Caveat, “the speakeasy bar for intelligent nightlife" in Lower Manhattan...
The exceedingly strange story of learning, memory and the “Arc” gene
An estimate of dog intelligence requires looking at non-dogs as well to understand what's special to canines and what is just typical of the taxonomic groups they're in.
A surprising way that diet leads risks of stroke and cognitive impairment