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How Men's Brains Are Wired Differently than Women's

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

December 2, 2013 — Tanya Lewis and LiveScience

We Are More Likely to Lie in the Afternoon

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

November 30, 2013

How Happiness Boosts the Immune System

Researchers have struggled to identify how certain states of mind influence physical health. One biologist thinks he has an answer

November 27, 2013 — Jo Marchant and Nature magazine

Bird Brains Need Testosterone for Strong Song

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

November 20, 2013

Dragonfly "Backpacks" to Probe Secrets of the Brain

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,...

November 8, 2013

Monkey Uses Thoughts to Control Virtual Arms

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.

November 6, 2013

Mind-reading Technology Speeds Ahead

By scanning blogs of brain activity, scientists may be able to decode people's thoughts, dreams and intentions

October 23, 2013 — Kerri Smith and Nature magazine

Why We Are Wired to Connect

Scientist Matthew Lieberman uncovers the neuroscience of human connections—and the broad implications for how we live our lives

October 22, 2013 — Gareth Cook

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

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

October 15, 2013 — Ferris Jabr