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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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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Doggy Kisses: Oxytocin May Make Fido More Affectionate
June 18th, 2014
Oxytocin — a chemical commonly known as the "love hormone" — might help strengthen the bond between man and his best friend: the dog.
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Uploading the Mind: Could a Digital Brain Feel Pain?
illustration of human mind with symbols for consciousness, dreams and creativity
June 2nd, 2014
Scientists may one day be able to use electronic copies of human brains to explore the nature of the mind. But is it ethical to make that e-mind suffer and die if one can resurrect it at will and delete any memory of the suffering?
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Scientists Demand Overhaul of Europe's $1.4 Billion Brain Project
A conceptual working mind illustration
July 7th, 2014
European scientists have called for the review of a major neuroscience initiative, criticizing the program for taking a narrow approach that they say is likely to fail.
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'The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons' (US 2014): Book Excerpt
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons cover
June 7th, 2014
Brain injury has fascinated humanity for centuries, but true understanding did not begin to emerge until 1559.
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Engineers Model Better Navigation Systems After Brain’s Adaptability
Brain plasticity
May 31st, 2014
The brain’s special abilities entice engineers like Silvia Ferrari to model it when creating new control and navigation systems for aircraft, robots and more.
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Your Favorite Novel Is Now A Soundtrack
headphones, music, books
May 29th, 2014
A new computer science project translates emotions described in books into music.
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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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Where Does the Brain Stop and the Mind Start? (Op-Ed)
Electric brain, ai, artificial intelligence
June 7th, 2014
The history of neurosurgery was understandably gory, but also profound.
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Combatting TBI by Engineering Resilience in the Brain
microtubules act as train tracks for transporting molecular cargo from one end of the neuron to the other

May 31st, 2014
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania model neural structures in the brain to better understand traumatic brain injury.
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