Neural circuits that track our whereabouts in space and time may also play vital roles in determining how we relate to other people
Research by the neuroendocrinologist into the effects of cortisol and other hormones marked a major contribution
Rats show changes in compulsive behavior when a brain connection is turned on or inhibited
Improvements are seen after playing a modified version of Guess Who?
You detect a tool’s contact with an object as if you placed your own finger on it
The findings challenge textbook ideas about how visual cortex cells process imagery
The evolutionary history of humans explains why physical activity is important for brain health
Will the benefits of aducanumab be enough to justify FDA approval, given its small benefit and high price?
Sometimes the most mundane objects can turn out to be unexpectedly crucial
New understandings in neurobiology are emerging from experiments on Drosophila, raising hopes the tiny insect will aid insights into human cognition and dementia
Activity in this circuit predicted which animals would keep drinking despite negative consequences
Researchers activated specific brain cells in zebra finches to teach them songs they’d ordinarily have to hear to learn.
Growing evidence from mouse studies suggests that a healthy microbiome might improve poststroke outcomes
Forming lasting memories appears to depend on an interaction between glial cells and brain waves that are produced during sleep
Emil du Bois-Reymond proclaimed the mystery of consciousness, championed the theory of natural selection and revolutionized the study of the nervous system. Today he is all but forgotten...
Within just a third of a second of hearing a snippet of a familiar refrain, our pupils dilate, and the brain shows signs of recognition. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A cognitive factor helps explain how well we understand each other
Slow-wave activity during dreamless slumber helps wash out neural detritus
An experiment that partially revived slaughterhouse pig brains raises questions about the precise end point of life
For better or for worse, navigation apps change our sense of direction