Brain Archive
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.
01 June 2011, 04:45 PM ET
What is music? Researchers explore the answer to this question from a variety of angles.
01 June 2011, 12:26 PM ET
A new study finds it's never too late to gain health benefits by knocking off bad habits.
26 May 2011, 09:30 AM ET
The body-swapping illusion may lead to mind-controlled robots.
26 May 2011, 01:42 AM ET
The brains of breast-feeding mothers show a greater response to the sound of their babies' cries compared to mothers who do not breastfeed.
25 May 2011, 05:00 PM ET
Some blind people can echolocate to get around.
24 May 2011, 05:10 PM ET
Teensy brain-cell structures become decrepit and don't respond to new experiences.
22 May 2011, 01:01 PM ET
These brain cells act as body guards for neurons.
20 May 2011, 12:30 AM ET
A man rendered paralyzed from the chest down after a car accident in 2006 is now able to stand and take steps with assistance thanks to an experimental therapy to treat spinal cord injuries.
13 May 2011, 12:17 PM ET
Here's a look at how the brain navigates the "self."
11 May 2011, 12:01 AM ET
What's your earliest childhood memory?
28 April 2011, 06:55 PM ET
Memorizing information with others may not be the best bet.
28 April 2011, 12:33 PM ET
One of multiple sets of eyes allows a box jellyfish to look up and stay safe in its mangrove home.
27 April 2011, 05:37 PM ET
Ability to at least partially erase bad memories in people is a step closer with research into marine snails.
26 April 2011, 07:02 PM ET
Female dogs beat out male dogs in at least one brainy task.
25 April 2011, 07:25 PM ET
Social activity can prevent cognitive decline, study finds.
22 April 2011, 11:05 AM ET
What is going in the teen brain? Quite a bit.
20 April 2011, 02:06 PM ET
Learning an instrument as a kid could protect against age-related mental decline.
15 April 2011, 10:00 AM ET
Researchers have discovered the area of the brain associated with embarrassment by studying those who lack it: people with dementia.
15 April 2011, 09:45 AM ET
A thumbnail-sized brain tissue may explain those rosy cheeks and sweating palms.