Brain Archive
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.
13 April 2011, 12:00 PM ET
Filtering brain cells help focus attention, a task that can be problematic for children with attention deficit disorder.
12 April 2011, 07:23 PM ET
In study of mice, a female's stress during pregnancy may have prompted changes in her infants' genes that increased the offspring's risk of obesity.
11 April 2011, 12:14 PM ET
The brains of older adults have more trouble switching between tasks.
08 April 2011, 02:31 PM ET
Researchers decode the patterns that connect different types of nerve cells.
07 April 2011, 12:01 PM ET
Brain scans could distinguish liberals from conservatives.
05 April 2011, 02:16 PM ET
By encouraging biological nerves to grow into silicon tubes, scientists have created a cyborg hybrid that paves the way for the melding of man and machine.
04 April 2011, 04:00 PM ET
The brains of food addicts respond to the idea of an icy-cold treat the same way that drug addicts respond to drugs, by engaging their brain's reward center.
04 April 2011, 03:01 PM ET
Participants saw their brains bulge in 2 weeks.
01 April 2011, 01:50 PM ET
Here's how the noggin captures and stores our insights.
29 March 2011, 10:44 AM ET
A study of 128 mammals shows that babies’ brains grow bigger with long pregnancy and breastfeeding.
28 March 2011, 03:01 PM ET
'That hurts' can literally describe social rejection, a brain study finds.
25 March 2011, 09:41 AM ET
One English brain weathered 2,500 years underground, and scientists want to know how.
24 March 2011, 04:04 PM ET
Paul Werbos uses mathematics to tackle the big questions of human intelligence, the beginning of the universe, and sustainable energy.
17 March 2011, 12:37 PM ET
According to some researchers, memory-enhancing drugs like those in the new movie "Limitless" are just around the corner. Can our brains handle it?
17 March 2011, 08:34 AM ET
Scientists "crawled through" a jungle of brain cells to create their map.
16 March 2011, 05:05 PM ET
Here's why limitless brainpower is impossible.
16 March 2011, 11:36 AM ET
Researchers have created a three-dimensional nanoscale model of a neural circuit using electron microscopy. As a result, the researchers can crawl these vast neural networks much as Google crawls Web links.