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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BRAIN Initiative Update: Q&A with Neuroscientist Cornelia Bargmann
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January 6th, 2015
In 2013, President Barack Obama launched an ambitious research effort to revolutionize understanding of the human brain. Known as the BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), the project aims to develop new tools
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Gut Feeling? Probiotics May Ease Anxiety and Depression
A woman looks at her yogurt cup.
December 24th, 2014
The community of microbes in your gut not only affect physical health, they may also influence your mental health, according to a growing body of research.
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Why 'My Brain Made Me Do It' is Not an Excuse (Op-Ed)
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December 12th, 2014
Desires and choices affect what the brain does.
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Why Painful Memories Linger
An artist's image shows neurons sending signals within the human brain.
December 9th, 2014
Scientists reveal the mechanism by which the brain creates long-lasting memories of painful or scary events.
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Antidepressant Effects Are More Rapid, Dramatic Than Thought
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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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Does the Brain's Cerebellum Make Humans Special?
The human brain with the cerebellum highlighted.
October 2nd, 2014
The brains of apes and humans evolved unusually quickly when it came to the cerebellum, a part of the brain involved in control of movement, researchers say. The finding may change what is considered special about the human brain.
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