Male brains have more connections within hemispheres to optimize motor skills, whereas female brains are more connected between hemispheres to combine analytical and intuitive thinking
If you want to catch someone in a lie, you'll raise your odds in the afternoons, as most people are more likely to cheat or lie then as opposed to the morning. Christie Nicholson reports
Researchers have struggled to identify how certain states of mind influence physical health. One biologist thinks he has an answer
How do you sense the passing of time?
Medical marijuana can interfere with memory and learning, but mice that got pot and anti-inflammatories avoided the detrimental effects. Sophie Bushwick reports
Male canaries that got testosterone doses throughout their brains made better music than those that got the hormone only at the brain region associated with mating behavior. Sophie Bushwick reports
Exposure to female fruit fly pheromones activate neurons in male brains that made the males less aggressive with each other. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Yale Psychology Professor Paul Bloom finds the origins of morality in infants
Scientists in the US are planning to map the brain activity of the dragonfly as it hunts, using a specially built backpack to transmit electrical signals from the insect's active neurons to a computer. The researchers believe that, if successful,...
Computer chips inspired by human neurons can do more with less power
Neuroscientists in the US have taught monkeys to control a pair of virtual arms using just their thoughts. It's the first demonstration of brain activity controlling two limbs simultaneously.
The light you're exposed to at light from gadgets may influence mood, and the light's color could be a determining factor. Allie Wilkinson reports.
New brain-mimicking artificial intelligence software can read security images called CAPTCHAS as well as people do, its developer says--but scientists are skeptical
Grasshopper mice have evolved biochemical pathways that thwart scorpion venom by reacting to it as a painkiller. Sophie Bushwick reports.
By scanning blogs of brain activity, scientists may be able to decode people's thoughts, dreams and intentions
Scientist Matthew Lieberman uncovers the neuroscience of human connections—and the broad implications for how we live our lives
New moms experience brain reward-pathway activation after exposure to smells of newborns. Erika Beras reports
Mice insensitive to the hormone vasopressin recovered from a light-dark time shift much faster than did other rodents. Sophie Bushwick reports.
Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity
Why some memories disappear, some remain, and others blend with fiction