The lab-grown cerebrums are about the size of a lentil
Researchers identify a new target for disorders such as PTSD and schizophrenia
Physicists who have revived experiments from 50 years ago say nerve cells communicate with mechanical pulses, not electric ones
Volunteers willing to place riskier bets tended to sport larger amygdalas—a region associated with processing fear. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Scans show people who can endure greater risk share certain neurological features
Michael Lemonick, opinion editor at Scientific American, talks about his most recent book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory and Love, about Lonni Sue Johnson, who suffered a specific kind of brain damage that robbed her of much of her memory and her ability to form new memories, and what she has revealed to neuroscientists about memory and the brain.
A new, speedy technique affords scientists the ability to visualize the brain’s myriad connections at an unprecedented level of complexity
Lightweight equipment is not much larger than what a bicyclist would wear
Imaging technologies could find the best treatments for depression and addiction—and could even reshape education
Researchers are painting intricate pictures of individual memories and learning how the brain works in the process
AI-controlled devices record neural activity and automatically stimulate the brain
A new study stirs up debate over a long-held finding, and could dim hopes for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
People who use echolocating mouth clicks to compensate for low vision increase the number and intensity of clicks when objects are harder to detect. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A fresh wave of research involves reprogramming ordinary skin cells into those found in the brain
Proponents hope the assessment will help ID the earliest stages of dementia
The dietary practice coincided with increases in brain size, evidence suggests
The screening tool may not pick up minor concussions
The two conditions often coincide, but the search for common biological roots turns up conflicting evidence
New study provides more evidence early pregnancy scans are not tied to the disorder