Go Figure: Why Olympic Ice Skaters Don't Fall Flat on Their Faces
The athletes’ brains get rewired with practice to counteract reflexes and execute complex routines
Autism Shares Brain Signature with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
Gene expression patterns in the brains of people with these conditions, new research finds
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Brain “Pacemaker” Could Help You Remember Only What You Might Forget
An implant is the latest development in research on neural stimulation to boost cognition
Brain Stimulation Is All the Rage--but It May Not Stimulate the Brain
Research indicates that techniques fail to trigger the type of brain activity thought to produce therapeutic benefits
Cocktail of Brain Chemicals May Be a Key to What Makes Us Human
A study that compares us with other primates finds a brain region linked to social behavior that may offer a biological explanation for why humans, not chimps, produced Shakespeare, Gandhi and Einstein...
“Dark Matter” DNA Influences Brain Development
Researchers are finally figuring out the purpose behind some genome sequences that are nearly identical across vertebrates
The Brain’s Marauder’s Map
Neurons in the hippocampi of rats and bats fire in response to their fellow animals’ movements
Cells Hack Viruslike Protein to Communicate
Proteins that researchers think are key to long-term memory formation also move genetic material between cells in both mice and flies
Why Are Some People More Creative Than Others?
Neuroscientists have started to identify thinking processes and brain regions involved with creativity
Experimental Huntington’s Therapy Shows Promise in a Small Trial
Drugs that disrupt production of toxic proteins in the brain could work for various degenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Ben Barres (1955–2017)
Neurobiologist who advocated for gender equality in science
Secret UFOs, Green Rays and Why ET Is Not Coming to Christmas Dinner
An article in The New York Times revealed a recent secret Pentagon program to investigate UFOs. But science suggests they are best explained by optical illusions such as "solar mirages" and the elusive phenomena known as "green flashes"...
Baby Bats Can Learn Different Dialects
Fruit bats raised hearing different pitches of sounds vocalized in keeping with their aural environment as they matured.
3 Brain Technologies to Watch in 2018
"Neural dust," thought-powered typing and mini-brains generate academic and corporate interest
Cracking the Brain’s Enigma Code
Neuroscientists are taking cues from cryptography to translate brain activity into movements
Good Friends Might Be Your Best Brain Booster as You Age
SuperAgers report strong social relationships
On Gender and Concussion Recovery: Let's Not Jump to Conclusions
What science knows about males, females and concussions
An Electrical Brain Switch Shuts Off Food Cravings
Could the temptation to dish up seconds (or thirds) be curtailed with an implant under the skull?