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.
Research into the brain’s protein-disposal systems, electrical activity and three other areas looks promising
Researchers studying yellow warbler responses to the parasitic cowbird realized that red-winged blackbirds were eavesdropping on the calls and reacting to them, too.
Neurons in the hippocampus categorize what we experience into abstract, discrete events, such as taking a walk versus having lunch
A study on isolation’s neural underpinnings implies many may feel literally “starved” for contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic
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