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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Even Casual Pot Use Changes the Brain
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April 15th, 2014
People who smoke marijuana a few times a week, but are not addicted to the drug, may still have changes in their brains.
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Exercise in Young-Adult Years May Improve Brain Function
A woman looks exhausted during her workout.
April 2nd, 2014
People who are fitter in their 20s may have sharper minds in their 40s and 50s, a new study finds.
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Demystifying Driving's Dilemma Zone
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April 10th, 2014
Warnings when traffic lights will change could make a difference.
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Is Brain Research Entering a Golden Age? (Op-Ed)
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March 14th, 2014
As research progresses, prevention — and true cures — for such entrenched illnesses as schizophrenia and depression may be on the horizon.
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Why Some People Don't Like Music
March 6th, 2014
Some people just don't enjoy music, even though they can experience pleasure in other ways.
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In Films, Viewers Often Miss The Little Things
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April 7th, 2014
A lack of attention to detail can be a good thing.
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First Map of Human Fetus Brain Created
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April 2nd, 2014
A new map of the human brain during its development in the womb provides a detailed blueprint of where different genes are active at this critical stage of in a fetus' life.
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Chimpanzees Can Play Video Games Better Than Kindergartners
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March 12th, 2014
Chimps played more efficiently than human gamers.
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