The resonant properties of your skull can amplify some frequencies and dampen others—and, in some cases, affect your hearing. Christopher Intagliata reports.
U.C.S.F. researchers find a gene for flourishing with less shut-eye
A deficit arises in molecules needed for neurons to communicate efficiently
Repeated exposure to implausible statements makes them feel less so
The brains of those who are blind repurpose the vision regions for adaptive hearing, and they appear to do so in a consistent way.
Vanessa Ruta, a former ballet dancer, now focuses her creative instincts on exploring how behavior changes as brain circuits are altered through evolution or experience
A German funding agency imposes strict sanctions on Niels Birbaumer, whose studies, it says, contained incomplete data—but Birbaumer stands by his work
Recent research finds zero support for the stereotype that they do so better than men
The startling discovery could open up avenues for treating some aggressive tumors
Diminishing levels of an omega-3 fatty acid may have health consequences, including a higher risk for depression, ADHD and early dementia
As the little structures grow, their constituents specialize into different types of brain cells, begin to form connections and emit brain waves. They could be useful models for development and neurological conditions...
A protein released from bone is involved in triggering the body’s reaction to stress
This basic ability gives humans a leg up on computers
Neuroscience is closing in on states of mind the legal system cares about: memory, responsibility and mental maturity
U.C. San Francisco researcher and Breakthrough Prize–winner David Julius talks about capsaicin, opioids and snake vision
An examination of sixth fingers hints at what our body—and mind—is capable of
The NIH’s director showcases a project to develop a brain implant that would restore sight
Whether an entity is conscious may soon be a testable question
The so-called organoids are not capable of complex thought but could be used to study neurological diseases
Reality is constructed by the brain, and no two brains are exactly alike