Scientists used light to evoke an odor directly in a mouse brain—no nose involved
A novel technique turns brain cells into circuit components
Compared with traditional lineup techniques, a series of two-faces-at-a-time choices led to more accurate identification by study witnesses.
A separate set of cells in the same region regulate sexual behavior
The top works—and our favorites—range from interactive pieces to a pen-and-paper drawing
The sword-tailed cricket can discern bats’ echolocation signals by only responding to calls of a certain volume—at which point it plummets out of their approach.
White-throated sparrows made a change to their familiar call that quickly spread across Canada.
Different mammals demonstrate common patterns in brain connections. But our own species has a few twists of its own
Your sense of smell may be a better memory trigger than your sense of sight. Here's why a whiff of apple pie may instantly transport you home in your mind
I wore a fancy set of headphones during every workout for two weeks to see if it could help me improve my cycling. And it worked (I think) through a concept called neuropriming
Journalist and author Florence Williams talks about her book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative.
Is mindfulness helpful for women and their partners during childbirth? We talked with neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center about the transformative practice of mindful body scan meditation...
If such a snooze button exists in humans, it could protect against strokes, heart attacks and trauma
The illusion game is still afoot
The more people enjoy music, the more similar their brain activity is to that of the musician
Stanford University neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky talks about human behavior, the penal system and the question of free will.
A close brush can leave a lasting mental legacy—and may tell us about how the mind functions under extreme conditions
Scientists stimulated the brain using electrodes implanted on its surface
Rigorous new studies should be able to settle the matter
Bees infected with a virus cut back on interactions within their hive but find it easier to get past sentries at neighboring hives.