29 February 2012, 11:10 PM ET
Did the whole human race just got a little dumber?
29 February 2012, 05:56 PM ET
Animal and human emotions are very different, but rooted in the same "survival circuits," researcher Joseph Le Doux says
24 February 2012, 12:27 PM ET
Caloric intake may be linked to cognitive impairment as we age.
23 February 2012, 08:36 AM ET
Researchers have pinpointed characteristics that make some forms of abstract motion more preferred than others.
21 February 2012, 11:12 AM ET
Exposure to even low levels of flame retardants may impact the brain of a developing fetus, possibly contributing to autism risk, researchers say.
09 February 2012, 03:19 PM ET
Memory formation in fruit flies is simpler than once thought. Could this be true for humans, too?
02 February 2012, 05:13 PM ET
Men are hard-wired to remember unpleasant emotional experiences — the opposite of women.
31 January 2012, 07:01 PM ET
The orbital prefrontal cortex helps us understand how others feel.
30 January 2012, 03:01 PM ET
Nurturing your children not only affects their mental development, but also their brain development.
20 January 2012, 04:31 PM ET
Does your acceptance or rejection of evolution depend on what your gut is telling you?
17 January 2012, 05:01 PM ET
Insomnia may lessen the strength of an emotional memory.
16 January 2012, 04:01 PM ET
The brain quickly adjusts when a person uses a sling or cast after injuring their arm, a new study shows.
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.