Brain Archive
29 October 2015, 01:51 PM ET
We know more about the universe than the inner workings the mind, but that's about to change.
19 October 2015, 03:25 AM ET
Pregnant women should not drink any alcohol, a new report confirms.
12 October 2015, 09:37 AM ET
A new computer simulation has reconstructed the brain cell firing of a tiny sliver of the juvenile rat brain's neocortex.
12 October 2015, 09:33 AM ET
A new computer simulation has reconstructed the brain cell firing of a tiny sliver of the juvenile rat brain's neocortex.
23 September 2015, 12:00 PM ET
Ringing in the ears? Chronic pain? The two may not be so different.
21 September 2015, 08:25 AM ET
The evolutionary response to threat may explain why some want to close the doors to migrants in Europe — but the brain can override those impulses.
11 September 2015, 07:28 PM ET
A compound found in red wine that's been theorized to have anti-aging effects appears to be safe for people with Alzheimer's disease, and may point to a new way to treat the disease.
11 September 2015, 08:17 AM ET
A wirelessly powered implant the size of a grain of rice can electrically stimulate the brains of mice as the rodents do what they please. The implant could help scientists better understand and treat mental health disorders such as depression.
16 July 2015, 02:20 PM ET
A new study is turning an ear toward what exactly makes screams so terrifying.
15 July 2015, 08:12 PM ET
A gene treatment that targets the retinas of the eyes and can restore vision to some people who are blind actually affects not only their eyes, but also their brains, a new study shows.
06 July 2015, 10:57 AM ET
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.
29 June 2015, 03:21 AM ET
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….
17 June 2015, 04:07 PM ET
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.
16 June 2015, 01:29 PM ET
Love social media? It may be making you individually dumber. Research into wasp brains shows that central cognitive processing decreased as social behavior increased.
04 June 2015, 02:11 AM ET
At every scale, scientists can now peer deep into the living brain.
27 May 2015, 05:31 PM ET
To shape your "plastic" brain for the better, get exercising.
19 May 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Exercise won't help you see into the future, but it may help you imagine it.
19 May 2015, 09:00 AM ET
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.
06 May 2015, 10:35 AM ET
Epilepsy can emerge as we age, but treatment can bring back a sense of control.
08 April 2015, 07:23 AM ET
When you sarcastically mutter "great!" and roll your eyes, there is a part of your brain that is allowing your wisecrack.
02 April 2015, 05:04 PM ET
To better understand autism, researchers are now studying neurons crafted from the stem cells of patients.
02 April 2015, 12:20 PM ET
Researchers find that when remembering words, our brain ignores how the word sounds or how it is spelled. We just how the letters of the word look together.
26 March 2015, 07:27 PM ET
Take a look inside the most complex structure in the universe.
26 March 2015, 04:36 PM ET
Science will ultimately understand the brain, no longer a mysterious "black box" for the mind.
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.