Brain Archive
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.
28 May 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Leading scientists, artists and thinkers from around the world will convene here this week for the World Science Festival, and you can watch the talks live in a webcast.
28 May 2014, 01:34 AM ET
Recent analysis shows women's menstrual cycles may not affect their mate preferences.
27 May 2014, 06:13 PM ET
Humans possess more complex, powerful brains compared with humanity's closest living relatives, such as monkeys and apes. One reason behind this jump in brainpower may lie in how much of the human metabolism is devoted to the human brain.
27 May 2014, 02:32 PM ET
Leading scientists, artists and thinkers from around the world will convene here this week for the World Science Festival, a five-day event that celebrates "the beauty and complexity of science."
14 May 2014, 04:07 PM ET
Eye-tracking rig confirms that players must watch the ball to catch it.
07 May 2014, 11:05 AM ET
Seeing Jesus' face in a piece of toast is a perfectly normal phenomenon, and new research suggests that an area of the brain responsible for processing faces is activated when people think they see a face that isn't there.
01 May 2014, 02:04 PM ET
This new technique could help shed light on the behavior of the human brain at its most fundamental level, yielding insights on disorders such as addiction, scientists added. Right now the technique has been tested only on rats.
24 April 2014, 05:01 PM ET
Biomedical engineer Walt Besio uses his brother's paralysis as motivation to invent technology to help people with disabilities return to a more normal life.
18 April 2014, 05:48 PM ET
Studies of brain scans of pot smokers found that the density of brain matter was increased in the pleasure centers of the brain.
15 April 2014, 05:12 PM ET
People who smoke marijuana a few times a week, but are not addicted to the drug, may still have changes in their brains.
10 April 2014, 08:19 PM ET
Warnings when traffic lights will change could make a difference.
07 April 2014, 04:55 PM ET
A lack of attention to detail can be a good thing.
02 April 2014, 04:00 PM ET
People who are fitter in their 20s may have sharper minds in their 40s and 50s, a new study finds.
02 April 2014, 03:23 PM ET
Neuroscientists are on a quest to map the brain of humans and other animals, at different stages of development.
02 April 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A new map of the human brain during its development in the womb provides a detailed blueprint of where different genes are active at this critical stage of in a fetus' life.
26 March 2014, 05:25 PM ET
Patches of cells in the outer layer of the cortex are disorganized in the brains of autistic children.
15 March 2014, 12:54 AM ET
As research progresses, prevention — and true cures — for such entrenched illnesses as schizophrenia and depression may be on the horizon.
12 March 2014, 02:59 AM ET
Chimps played more efficiently than human gamers.
10 March 2014, 07:37 PM ET
What if it were possible to explore your brain in virtual reality, watching your thoughts flashing before your eyes? A neuroscientist and a videogame developer have created a way to do precisely that.
06 March 2014, 04:59 PM ET
Some people just don't enjoy music, even though they can experience pleasure in other ways.
04 March 2014, 04:40 PM ET
The brains of people with insomnia may have more plasticity than those of people who sleep well, new research suggests.
27 February 2014, 12:43 AM ET
Apart from humans, most animals cannot respond to rhythm.
22 February 2014, 03:37 AM ET
The practice is controversial in the U.S.
20 February 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Human and dog brains process sounds in similar ways, and this may allow the two species to understand each other's emotions, new research shows.
18 February 2014, 11:00 AM ET
In work inspired partly by the movie "Avatar," one monkey could control the body of another monkey using thought alone by connecting the brain of the puppet-master monkey to the spine of the other through a prosthesis, researchers say.
28 January 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists have found a part of the human brain known as the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, that seems to be unique in humans.
27 January 2014, 05:07 PM ET
Patient H.M. brain cutting.
15 January 2014, 12:22 PM ET
A brain-dead pregnant woman is being kept alive -- against her family's wishes -- by a Texas hospital.