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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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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BRAIN Initiative Update: Q&A with Neuroscientist Cornelia Bargmann
human brain
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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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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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)
brains, emotions, mind, decisions
December 12th, 2014
Desires and choices affect what the brain does.
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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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