For more than a century, scientists across disciplines have investigated the workings of nature’s most complex organ. Findings from cutting-edge neuroscience are moving us closer to understanding processes like how we make decisions or navigate our environment...
Why do facts fail to change people’s minds? In this eBook, we examine how we form our beliefs and maintain them with a host of cognitive biases, the difference between intelligence and thinking rationally and some solutions for how to overcome these obstacles both in reasoning with others and in dealing with our own prejudices...
There are tantalizing hints that women respond differently to concussion, perhaps due to hormonal cycles. What's needed now: more female brains to study
This bizarre correlation has at least some biological plausibility
Doctors appear to have jump-started the brain of a young patient by using ultrasound waves
The innovative method, which appears to show gene activation, is a cousin of PET
A recent study, and its response, heralds a new level of self-scrutiny for this area
What are some of the most intriguing and unexpected puzzles about the universe?
How a brief intervention could have such long-lasting results remains unclear
Scientists have created an interactive brain map showing which areas respond to different words. Nature Video explores how our brains organise the thousands of words in our heads. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 27, 2016...
After a broken neck left him quadraplegic Ian Burkhart was told he would never be able to use his hands. Now he can grasp a bottle and pick up a credit card by using a computer plugged directly into his brain...
The contamination of drinking water was a public health disaster, but children who were exposed can still be helped
A hormone involved in circadian rhythms could provide treatment for the autoimmune disease
Neurons involved in Parkinson’s disease are especially susceptible to burnout because of their complex branching
Criticism of witnesses’ inaction reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the neuroscience of how the brain responds to sudden threats
Do you enjoy reading books? Reading is one of the unique activities that only humans do, and we have not been doing it for that long! People have been practicing spoken communication using a language system with grammatical rules for at least 100,000 years...
A novel twist on the young field of optogenetics may provide a new way to study living human brains as well as offering innovative therapeutic uses.
From the Department of Convoluted University Bureaucracies and the Havoc They Wreak, I bring you an example of why Certified Medical Illustrators are worth every penny you spend on them: If you opened up The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, or The Boston Globe this week you might have seen a [...]..
Our recent effort to galvanize people around great #sciart on Twitter was a raging success, proving to us that science art is growing by leaps and bounds.
This week is Brain Awareness Week 2015! A number of great events are taking place around the world to promote public education of the brain and to support research in neurological and psychiatric diseases...