New research suggests genetic material from the mitochondria can trigger an immune response throughout the body
Scientists have developed a new understanding about how memories exist in the brain, and it could change how we diagnose and treat brain disease forever.
Some say our gadgets and computers can help improve intelligence. Others say they make us stupid and violent. Which is it?
Albert James Hudspeth, co-winner of the 2018 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, discusses his work in science of the human brain.
Milena Canning can see objects only if they are moving, hinting at the inner workings of our visual system
Repairing damaged nerves in a rodent study marks a crucial first step toward bringing back lost movement
Decoding the puzzle of human consciousness
A new discovery shows how sound waves become brain waves—it may help find new therapies for the deaf
Most people diagnosed with the disease survive less than two years
A controversial new study in lab mice hints at sex-based differences in cosmic ray–induced cognitive decline
Fat desensitizes the brain to a hormone that diminishes appetite
Neurologist Steven Laureys looks for signs of consciousness in unresponsive patients
How does the brain know where it is? Nachum Ulanovsky hopes his flying friends can help him find the answer
It's not just about rebellion. Neuroscience is revealing adolescents' rich and nuanced relationship with risky behavior
Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, talks about his two latest books, The Evolution of Imagination and Why We Need Religion.
Shutting down an overactive enzyme could become a general treatment, rather than one solely intended for the few who inherit a mutated Parkinson’s gene
Some people find it impossible to imagine a friend’s face or their own apartment—a phenomenon named aphantasia. Scientists are beginning to tease out the brain features underlying the condition
Different people have differing aptitudes for observing small changes and particular features.
Does the data in a recent clinical trial support the idea that removing amyloid clumps can improve mental functioning?
Areas outside the brain may play a role in a chain reaction related to dementia, but the path from gut to head remains elusive