To make it in urban areas, birds tend to be either large-brained and able to produce few offspring or small-brained and extremely fertile. In natural habitats, most birds brains are of average size...
A prizewinning new variant on an illusory classic
Most of us have experienced deja vu—that sensation when new events feel eerily familiar. Could this "glitch in the Matrix" be a brain short-circuit?
Both of two essential brain networks that switch roles—one is on when the other is off—shut down in unresponsive individuals
White matter, the insulation around our neural wiring, plays a critical role in acquiring knowledge
A study in infants adds to the debate about whether we come into the world prepped for higher cognitive abilities such as face recognition
Understanding a surprising effect may eventually improve human hearing
A new study in mice concludes stress can cause gray hair—and credits overactive nerves with the change in hue. Karen Hopkin reports.
EEGs successfully picked out which depressed individuals got better on the drug Zoloft
A mouse study shows immune cells gobbling up the connections between memory-associated neurons
Snags hinder efforts to create small cellular models of the human cortex
New research using Crocs explains “the dress”
Studying gene expression in human brain tissue grown in the lab could offer insight into disorders such as autism
Eight years of experiments demonstrate the bridging of large gaps in damaged nerves
The partial fruit fly “connectome” contains approximately 25,000 neurons and 20 million synapses
It may open the door to new treatments and explain why previous ones failed
Neural circuits that track our whereabouts in space and time may also play vital roles in determining how we relate to other people
Research by the neuroendocrinologist into the effects of cortisol and other hormones marked a major contribution
Rats show changes in compulsive behavior when a brain connection is turned on or inhibited
Improvements are seen after playing a modified version of Guess Who?