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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New Brain-Like Computer May Solve World's Most Complex Math Problems
Illustration of human head with computer symbols coming out of head
July 6th, 2015
The prototype of the memcomputer, which works by mimicking the human brain, could one day lead to computers that solve notoriously difficult math problems and could even help to break codes.
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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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How Fast Does a Thought Travel?
Electric brain, speed of thought
June 29th, 2015
Scientists have quantified the speed of light, the speed of sound, the speed at which the Earth revolves around the sun, the speed at which hummingbirds beat their wings, the average speed of continental drift….
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Neuron Probes are Exposing the Brain as Never Before (Kavli Roundtable)
An activated neuron
June 4th, 2015
At every scale, scientists can now peer deep into the living brain.
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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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Trans Fat May Impair Memory
Donuts
June 17th, 2015
Even as a new rule will force food companies to stop adding trans fat to food, research continues to show the negative effects of trans fat on health.
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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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