Your sense of smell may be a better memory trigger than your sense of sight. Here's why a whiff of apple pie may instantly transport you home in your mind
I wore a fancy set of headphones during every workout for two weeks to see if it could help me improve my cycling. And it worked (I think) through a concept called neuropriming
Journalist and author Florence Williams talks about her book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative.
Is mindfulness helpful for women and their partners during childbirth? We talked with neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center about the transformative practice of mindful body scan meditation...
If such a snooze button exists in humans, it could protect against strokes, heart attacks and trauma
The illusion game is still afoot
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