Put your cortex through its paces with these software games
A bizarre disorder that causes people to physically act out their dreams while sleeping is associated with a dramatically increased risk of developing dementia, and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to new research that suggests the sleep disorder may actually be an early symptom of those conditions...
A study finds that when elderly Internet users surf the Web, they exercise brain regions responsible for reasoning and decision making. Adam Hinterthuer reports
Anorexia may represent a profound psychiatric disorder that spawns an addiction to deprivation
Findings could trigger new therapies for cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other debilitating diseases, including the subject of the feature film Lorenzo's Oil
Achieving sexual climax requires a complex conspiracy of sensory and psychological signals—and the eventual silencing of critical brain areas
Electromagnetic signals from cell phones can change your brainwaves and behavior. But don't break out the aluminum foil head shield just yet.
The neural cost of high-altitude mountaineering
Researchers have uncovered a link between the the brain's nerve cell network and the immune system--the same protein that helps gets rid of uninvited bacteria also eliminates unused neural connections...
Studies with mice show that specific nerve cells get turned on when they get in their nests--or anything resembling a conventional nest.
Scientists show possibility of reversing effects of a severe neurological syndrome in a mouse model by restoring full function to a gene formerly rendered inactive
Recent genetic and cellular discoveries are among the advances pointing to improved treatments for this increasingly common disorder
The U.S. implements several measures to cut risks from mad cow disease.
If the brain mediates all experience, then paranormal phenomena are nothing more than neuronal events
Veterinarian Linda A. Detwiler helps to ensure that a fatal brain disease that can afflict humans doesn't appear in U.S. cattle. It can be a thankless task