Brain Archive
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.
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.