10 January 2012, 06:26 PM ET
Scientists use "prediction errors" to understand the brain's natural optimism.
06 January 2012, 10:49 AM ET
Cognitive skills may start to decline earlier than previously thought, a new study says.
16 December 2011, 08:51 AM ET
Do you dream in (skin) color?
13 December 2011, 11:01 AM ET
The results reveal how different, or alike, modern humans and Neanderthals are.
11 December 2011, 08:31 AM ET
While some can't seem to speak without telling a lie, others stand true to brutal honesty.
09 December 2011, 09:49 AM ET
Decision-making in honeybees is similar to decision-making in the human brain.
05 December 2011, 05:02 PM ET
Childhood abuse is linked with a reduction in the bran's gray matter.
02 December 2011, 02:55 PM ET
Here's what scientists know about dream land.
28 November 2011, 03:00 PM ET
Young babies prefer people who punish 'mean' characters.
15 November 2011, 04:00 PM ET
Connections between brain areas are weakened in alcoholics.
15 November 2011, 10:00 AM ET
Adolescents playing over nine hours of video games a week show larger reward centers and higher brain activity when losing a gambling game.
14 November 2011, 05:08 PM ET
A new illusion arises in the brain.
14 November 2011, 04:00 PM ET
Visual word recognition prevents the laborious process of sounding out every word we read.
30 October 2011, 09:02 AM ET
Why some people are geniuses and others eggheads boggle even the greatest minds.
24 October 2011, 02:45 PM ET
Antidepressant exposure during brain development causes autism-like behavior in rats.
24 October 2011, 01:54 PM ET
A sleep disorder that causes involuntary movement in the night seems to originate in the brain.
20 October 2011, 10:54 AM ET
A sexual symptom turns into a nightmare for an Indian family.
29 September 2011, 04:57 PM ET
Researchers have created a new mouse model for autism that could aid in the development of therapies for the disorder.
25 August 2011, 03:35 PM ET
György Buzsáki focuses on how neuronal circuitries of the brain support its cognitive capacities.
15 August 2011, 09:12 AM ET
Neuroanatomist Jacopo Annese is looking for 1,000 brains. With a large enough catalog of brains preserved as virtual models, scientists can explore the organ in ways unheard of, revealing new insights into what makes the brain tick.
04 August 2011, 01:44 PM ET
Turning skin cells into brain cells offers a new and potentially more direct way to produce replacement cell therapies for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
03 August 2011, 02:50 PM ET
Stimulating the nipples activates the same brain region as touching the genitals.
27 July 2011, 11:06 AM ET
The parasite ultimately wants to find its hosts ... cats.
14 July 2011, 02:00 PM ET
Short-circuiting a newly discovered brain pathway can reduce relapse behaviors in cocaine addicted rats, and could reduce craving for everything from fatty foods to opiates if interrupted in humans.
30 June 2011, 12:00 PM ET
Babies' brains react to human sounds like talking, sneezing and coughing, and even show an emotional response to sad sounds.
28 June 2011, 11:28 AM ET
As the body moves faster, brain waves associated with learning become stronger.
21 June 2011, 07:01 PM ET
Gray parrots can use logical reasoning to find food, a new study finds.
21 June 2011, 12:21 PM ET
Brain scans on stressed teens show that increased stress interferes with their ability to make good decisions.
20 June 2011, 10:59 AM ET
Ever wonder what is going on in the mind of a teenager, especially one who is stressed out? Psychologist Adriana Galvan is on a quest to find out. She’s investigating the effects of daily stress on a teen’s cognition and brain function.
14 June 2011, 10:04 AM ET
If you're sleepy, you're brain may be less able to stop you gorging on junk food.
13 June 2011, 01:06 PM ET
Before they became hits, some popular songs activated teen brain reward centers, though how much the teens actually said they liked the songs didn't predict their popularity.
10 June 2011, 06:01 PM ET
Changing electrical activity deep within the brain indicate that groups of cells might be having communication issues.
07 June 2011, 01:52 PM ET
How to train your brain to more clearly see objects in the sky and understand them much better: Just draw them! This is an episode of "The Star Party" a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes and Binoculars.
03 June 2011, 10:01 AM ET
From his wandering eye to his real desire to mate for life, here are the top 10 things every woman should know about the male brain.
03 June 2011, 09:16 AM ET
Women's intuition is real and they really are turned off at the flip of a switch. Here's what else guys should know about a gal's noggin.
02 June 2011, 03:27 PM ET
Here are some scenes of what the brain looked like to scientists long ago and today.