Emil du Bois-Reymond proclaimed the mystery of consciousness, championed the theory of natural selection and revolutionized the study of the nervous system. Today he is all but forgotten...
Within just a third of a second of hearing a snippet of a familiar refrain, our pupils dilate, and the brain shows signs of recognition. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A cognitive factor helps explain how well we understand each other
Slow-wave activity during dreamless slumber helps wash out neural detritus
An experiment that partially revived slaughterhouse pig brains raises questions about the precise end point of life
For better or for worse, navigation apps change our sense of direction
Work on an “Internet of brains” takes another step
Society for Neuroscience at 50 Delves into Mini Brains, Gene Therapy, Prosthetics and All Else Related to Our Three-Pound Wonder
The organization’s anniversary comes at a time when some scientists have been barred from attending its annual meeting because of the U.S. travel ban
This illusion turns gray shades into rainbows
A common vision correction could interfere with depth perception while driving
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