The Amazing Human Brain

The human brain is the body's computer. Find out everything there is to know about your brain and stay updated on the latest news with the comprehensive articles and images of the brain at LiveScience.com. Learn more about this vital organ as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about your brain.
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Google Backs Obama's 'Moonshot' BRAIN Initiative
human brain
October 1st, 2014
The president's moonshot project to understand the human brain is getting a boost by partnering with companies like Google and foundations for neurological disorders, the White House announced today (Sept. 30).
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This Man Survived a Knife Through His Brain
X-ray image of knife in brain.
August 15th, 2014
It may sound unlikely, but a knife in your skull might not kill you.
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'Lucy' Thriller Revives 10% Brain Capacity Myth
A woman's brain appears to glow from within
July 25th, 2014
The idea that we use only 10% of our brains seems pervasive, and is on display again in a new movie. However, it's just not true.
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Antidepressant Effects Are More Rapid, Dramatic Than Thought
brain
September 18th, 2014
A single dose of a commonly prescribed antidepressant drug quickly and dramatically changes how "in sync" different parts of the brain are, new research suggests.
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How the Brain Picks Punishments
A person rests their hands on the bars of a jail cell.
August 6th, 2014
When someone does wrong, whether we want to punish them severely or let them off easy is reflected in activity in certain regions of the brain, a new study shows.
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How All-Nighters Alter Your Memories
sleep memory all-nighter
July 24th, 2014
Sleep deprivation could raise the risk of developing false memories, a new study finds.
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Tech Sandbox: The Playground of Neural Engineering
Unicorns fly in a game designed by students at Tech Sandbox

June 25th, 2014
This University of Washington course and competition encourages students to create projects the incorporate the core principles of neural engineering.
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Memory Making Linked to Gene and Protein, Research Shows
brain’s hippocampus with fluorescent lighting agent

August 19th, 2014
Discovery of the Arc gene and its like-named protein is leading to breakthroughs in how memories form and are recalled as well as giving hope to developing treatments for memory disorders like Alzheimer’s.
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Concussions are Brain Injuries — Sit Your Kid Down (Op-Ed)
drug prevention talks
July 26th, 2014
After a concussion, kids may need substantial time to heal before returning to school.
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Where You Glance Can Reveal Feelings of Love or Lust
Eye-Tracking Data
July 22nd, 2014
There may be something to the cliché of lovebirds gazing into each other's eyes, new research suggests. A glance at a person's face tends to indicate romantic love, whereas looking at a person's body is associated with feelings of sexual desire.
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