Brain Archive
27 November 2012, 10:11 AM ET
Exposure to air pollution from cars in early life may increase the risk of autism, a new study suggests.
23 November 2012, 08:52 AM ET
Learn how one machine probes the brain.
20 November 2012, 07:14 PM ET
Hunting and gathering may have triggered brains to grow.
15 November 2012, 05:03 PM ET
Rappers' brains let go to improvise.
14 November 2012, 02:54 PM ET
Researchers turn brain activity into music using EEG in the first two clips, and a combination of EEG and functional magnetic resonance imaging in the final tune.
14 November 2012, 01:46 PM ET
People can process short sentences and solve equations before they're aware of the words and numbers in front of their eyes.
12 November 2012, 12:14 PM ET
People are gradually becoming less intelligent because the evolutionary pressure for braininess waned once humans began living in larger agricultural communities.
07 November 2012, 12:01 PM ET
The brain makes more errors when going fast because it turns up the gain on brain cells looking for information
05 November 2012, 09:39 AM ET
A stroke causes reduced blood supply to the brain.
02 November 2012, 08:09 AM ET
Brain imaging scans clearly show that the vast majority of the brain is used.
24 October 2012, 06:35 PM ET
Laughter spreads positive emotions, decreases stress, and contributes to the cohesiveness of a group.
19 October 2012, 01:05 PM ET
Weak connections in certain parts of the brain may put people at risk for PTSD.
16 October 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Motor skill regions recover first, study finds.
16 October 2012, 03:39 PM ET
A medication that helps alcohol and drug abusers may also be useful for binge eaters.
04 October 2012, 04:08 PM ET
Scientists find the moment when a rat changes its mind.
28 September 2012, 01:55 PM ET
A scientist studying human perception describes why we click on online videos.
19 September 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Children who are neglected have a higher chance of stroke later in life.
19 September 2012, 01:01 PM ET
A 3D map of the human brain sheds light on the mysteries of the world's most complex "computer."
18 September 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Ah, the illusive achoo there's much mystery surrounding our sternutation reflex, a.k.a. the sneeze.
14 September 2012, 04:03 PM ET
Drinking during pregnancy affects how the fetus's brain functions.
13 September 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Mice studies may explain why neglected kids struggle into adulthood.
07 September 2012, 04:41 PM ET
What do linebackers and soldiers have in common?
05 September 2012, 07:41 AM ET
Humans boast the biggest brains, relative to body size, in the animal kingdom.
17 August 2012, 03:23 PM ET
Sensing motion, colors seems possible without a visual cortex.
17 August 2012, 02:18 PM ET
The brains of super-agers look decades younger than their actual age.
08 August 2012, 06:53 PM ET
As medal rounds near, vision's hardware and software are both crucial to success.
08 August 2012, 05:09 PM ET
Being born by C-section may have a lasting effect on the brain.
03 August 2012, 10:31 AM ET
Motherhood may improve memory.
24 July 2012, 09:36 AM ET
A mechanical engineer from New York University's Polytechnic Institute explains the how helmets for olympics sports boxing, equestrian and cycling are designed and constructed.
04 July 2012, 08:58 PM ET
The findings could be applied to treating dementia in humans.
25 June 2012, 07:09 PM ET
A photo taken during surgery takes the 2012 Wellcome Trust photography award.
10 June 2012, 03:30 PM ET
Social touch and emotion are more closely connected in the brain than thought.
31 May 2012, 02:00 PM ET
When it comes to social behaviors, like mating and aggressive acts, the underlying decision making process in the brain is the same in birds, reptiles, mammals and fish.
04 May 2012, 11:36 AM ET
A copy error created a duplicate gene that changed our brains.
03 May 2012, 09:38 AM ET
Your age, emotional state and even type of activity can affect how you perceive time.
01 May 2012, 08:40 AM ET
Here are the sex differences in the brain that are backed by science.