An experimental drug for hepatitis D triggers a cellular waste disposal system to rid mice brains of the tau protein, a major culprit in neurodegenerative disease
We don't yet know what the immersion in technology does to our brains, but one neuroscientist says the answer is likely to be that there's good, there's bad, and it's complex.
Study points toward lifelong neuron formation in the human brain’s hippocampus, with implications for memory and disease
Gargantuan studies show links between sleep difficulties and cardiovascular and psychiatric illnesses
More insights on a positive side of a “disorder”
And it could also be the kindling sparking Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative maladies
A new technique lets scientists accurately direct drugs to specific regions of the brain
A brain researcher explains our desire for chocolate and other carbs during tough times
Biology at the center of last year’s contentious gene-edited twins result may hold other benefits for brain injury
Although millennials' memory of recent pop tunes drops quickly, their ability to identify top hits from the 1960s through 1990s remains moderately high. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Interviewing an inebriated person at the scene may be more accurate than waiting until he or she is sober
Adult humans, as well as mice, slept better when gently rocked.
By turning off certain brain cells, researchers were able to make mice sense painful stimuli—but not the associated discomfort. Karen Hopkin reports.
Brain regions that process faces reveal deep insights into the neural mechanisms of vision
We need better molecular biomarkers to create targeted drugs
There are plenty of theories, but nobody really knows for sure
Back-and-forth motions may tweak the sensory organs that control our balance and spatial orientation
A newly identified circuit connecting the cerebellum to the brain’s reward centers in mice could help scientists understand autism and addiction
The Mona Lisa effect is the illusion that the subject of a painting follows you with her gaze, despite where you stand. But da Vinci's famous painting doesn't have that quality. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Scientific American assistant news editor, Tanya Lewis, and collections editor, Andrea Gawrylewski, take a deeper look at two short articles from the Advances news section of the December issue, on counterfeit whiskeys and the effect of real ecstasy...on octopuses...