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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Want a Better Brain? Get Moving (Podcast)
An artist's image of the human mind and heart within the body.
May 27th, 2015
To shape your "plastic" brain for the better, get exercising.
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Could That 'Senior Moment' Be a Sign of Epilepsy? (Essay)
An older person's face.
May 6th, 2015
Epilepsy can emerge as we age, but treatment can bring back a sense of control.
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'Healthy Brain, Happy Life' (US, 2015): Book Excerpt
Healthy Brain, Happy Life book cover
May 19th, 2015
Exercise won't help you see into the future, but it may help you imagine it.
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Why You Get the Joke: Brain's Sarcasm Center Found
A woman holds two "thumbs up" signs, but looks unhappy.
April 8th, 2015
When you sarcastically mutter "great!" and roll your eyes, there is a part of your brain that is allowing your wisecrack.
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Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain (Gallery)
CLARITY mouse brain image
March 26th, 2015
Take a look inside the most complex structure in the universe.
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Google's Artificial Intelligence Can Probably Beat You at Video Games
Google AI illustration
February 25th, 2015
Computers have already beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can add one more feather to their caps: the ability to best humans in several classic arcade games.
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Exercise Fuels Mental 'Time Travel'
An artist's image of the human mind.
May 19th, 2015
Sure, exercise is healthy — but only now are the impacts on the human brain coming into focus, particularly for the hippocampus and its affects on memory and imagination.
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Human Stem Cells Shape a New Approach to Autism Research (Op-Ed)
autism
April 2nd, 2015
To better understand autism, researchers are now studying neurons crafted from the stem cells of patients.
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Unlocking the Brain, Earth's Most Complex Biological Structure (Essay)
neuron, brain, BRAIN
March 26th, 2015
Science will ultimately understand the brain, no longer a mysterious "black box" for the mind.
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