Scientists explore the brain’s “olfactory map”
Eye surgery could cause you to misjudge distances while driving
Honest, involuntary laughter cued people to laugh more at some really bad jokes than they did when hearing forced laughter.
A new technique relies on measuring changes in tissue stiffness resulting from neural activity
Scientific American presents the winner and runners-up of the ninth annual Art of Neuroscience contest, along with other notable entries
What spectators’ gaze reveals about the conjuring arts
A real-time capture of brain-circuit activity shows how simple it is to change what an animal sees
Brain cells that tick at regular intervals may coordinate neural activity like the conductor of an orchestra
Neuralink says it can robotically implant more than 3,000 flexible-polymer electrodes in a rat or monkey brain. The device is still a long way from routine human use, however
The ancient thinker saw limits to what natural science can tell us about ourselves
Genes in the humble C. elegans also turn up in autism, schizophrenia and other human disorders
A new study reveals surprising variations in the neural code
The new discipline of network neuroscience yields a picture of how mental activity arises from carefully orchestrated interactions among different brain areas
Neural processing centers repeat recent sequences of events to lay down new memories used for abstract thought
By switching fruit flies' sensory neurons on and off with light, scientists were able to create the sensation of sweet or bitter tastes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A study in mice shows improved cognitive performance when these bursting signals move around memory circuits
A new study used machine learning to show how “all mutations are not created equal”
A new study in mice reveals why consuming a beverage is usually pleasurable but is not always enough to quench thirst
Preterm babies who listened to music in the neonatal intensive care unit had brain activity that more closely resembled that of full-term babies. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Artists, novelists, actors and directors excel at tapping into “imagination” circuits