Brain Archive
08 January 2013, 06:08 PM ET
Bilingual older individuals switch between tasks faster than older adults who speak just one language.
02 January 2013, 01:22 PM ET
A single two-year mission to Mars could be enough to create the effect, scientists say.
18 December 2012, 05:17 PM ET
Hunger speaks not from the belly but from the brain.
17 December 2012, 02:15 PM ET
Expect cramps during states of exercise and dehydration.
10 December 2012, 05:20 PM ET
Molecule changes the mechanical energy of sound to the electric energy of the brain.
01 December 2012, 01:56 PM ET
The complexity of the task requires a fairly inconceivable 100 billion neurons, interconnected via trillions of synapses.
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?
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.