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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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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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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Could This 'Thinking Cap' Help You Learn?
Thinking cap sensors and stimulation
February 13th, 2015
How to (safely) give the brain a little electro-boost.
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Exploring What Makes Cooperation Work
touch, affection, nerves, gentle
January 29th, 2015
By studying primates such as monkeys, apes and even humans, Sarah Brosnan works to understand how cooperation has evolved across time.
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Glowing Protein Reveals Animals' Brain Activity
This image reveals the brain of a zebrafish while it was swimming, with the active neurons as magenta.
February 12th, 2015
A new protein is helping researchers to see brain activity in real time as never before.
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