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
Researchers are finally figuring out the purpose behind some genome sequences that are nearly identical across vertebrates
Neurons in the hippocampi of rats and bats fire in response to their fellow animals’ movements
Proteins that researchers think are key to long-term memory formation also move genetic material between cells in both mice and flies
Neuroscientists have started to identify thinking processes and brain regions involved with creativity
Drugs that disrupt production of toxic proteins in the brain could work for various degenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Neurobiologist who advocated for gender equality in science
Fruit bats raised hearing different pitches of sounds vocalized in keeping with their aural environment as they matured.
"Neural dust," thought-powered typing and mini-brains generate academic and corporate interest
Neuroscientists are taking cues from cryptography to translate brain activity into movements
SuperAgers report strong social relationships
What science knows about males, females and concussions
Could the temptation to dish up seconds (or thirds) be curtailed with an implant under the skull?
Female axons—brain cells’ output cables—are shown to have a thinner structure
Children exposed to the virus in utero are now missing developmental milestones
We may be underestimating how much pain babies feel when they are under stress
Users must decide if the benefits of these sites outweigh their costs, but can that decision be made freely if social networking sites are potentially addictive?
New findings suggest it is more complicated than scientists thought
Superior IQs are associated with mental and physical disorders, research suggests
One aspect of risk behavior in adolescents appears to be an apparent inability to match their behavior to the likely rewards (or punishments) that might follow