Brain Archive
26 March 2015, 04:36 PM ET
Science will ultimately understand the brain, no longer a mysterious "black box" for the mind.
26 March 2015, 12:25 PM ET
The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system.
25 February 2015, 01:38 PM ET
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.
13 February 2015, 12:30 PM ET
How to (safely) give the brain a little electro-boost.
12 February 2015, 02:01 PM ET
A new protein is helping researchers to see brain activity in real time as never before.
10 February 2015, 10:44 AM ET
Researchers have created a cap that electrically stimulates the brain’s medial frontal cortex. Initial studies have shown a boost in learning and improved decision-making with its use.
29 January 2015, 06:04 PM ET
By studying primates such as monkeys, apes and even humans, Sarah Brosnan works to understand how cooperation has evolved across time.
26 January 2015, 12:49 PM ET
Scientists have found a way to switch a mouse’s sense of thirst on or off by shining laser light on the animals’ brains.
06 January 2015, 06:54 AM ET
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
24 December 2014, 09:01 AM ET
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.
12 December 2014, 11:30 PM ET
Desires and choices affect what the brain does.
09 December 2014, 07:20 PM ET
Scientists reveal the mechanism by which the brain creates long-lasting memories of painful or scary events.
02 October 2014, 12:35 PM ET
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.
01 October 2014, 08:59 AM ET
The president's moonshot project to understand the human brain is getting a boost by partnering with companies like Google and foundations for neurological disorders, the White House announced today (Sept. 30).
18 September 2014, 04:06 PM ET
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.
20 August 2014, 12:07 AM ET
Discovery of the Arc gene and its like-named protein is leading to breakthroughs in how memories form and are recalled as well as giving hope to developing treatments for memory disorders like Alzheimer’s.
15 August 2014, 01:26 PM ET
It may sound unlikely, but a knife in your skull might not kill you.
06 August 2014, 07:38 PM ET
When someone does wrong, whether we want to punish them severely or let them off easy is reflected in activity in certain regions of the brain, a new study shows.
26 July 2014, 03:06 AM ET
After a concussion, kids may need substantial time to heal before returning to school.
25 July 2014, 02:21 PM ET
The idea that we use only 10% of our brains seems pervasive, and is on display again in a new movie. However, it's just not true.
24 July 2014, 10:22 AM ET
Sleep deprivation could raise the risk of developing false memories, a new study finds.
22 July 2014, 04:22 PM ET
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.
07 July 2014, 03:04 PM ET
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.
25 June 2014, 11:50 AM ET
This University of Washington course and competition encourages students to create projects the incorporate the core principles of neural engineering.
18 June 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Oxytocin — a chemical commonly known as the "love hormone" — might help strengthen the bond between man and his best friend: the dog.
07 June 2014, 04:00 AM ET
Brain injury has fascinated humanity for centuries, but true understanding did not begin to emerge until 1559.
07 June 2014, 03:45 AM ET
The history of neurosurgery was understandably gory, but also profound.
02 June 2014, 06:40 PM ET
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?
31 May 2014, 09:19 PM ET
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.
31 May 2014, 02:46 PM ET
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania model neural structures in the brain to better understand traumatic brain injury.
31 May 2014, 12:57 PM ET
Philosopher Sara Goering discusses neuroethics, the field emerging from the development and use of neural technologies.
30 May 2014, 12:58 AM ET
A new computer science project translates emotions described in books into music.
29 May 2014, 02:35 AM ET
Young children need more detailed sound information, new study finds.