10 January 2011, 10:14 AM ET
A small number of active neurons play an important role in the neocortex, just like active members of a social network, according to research.
05 January 2011, 06:58 AM ET
A synthetic chemist has learned that his work provides inspiration for those looking to create potentially fatal 'designer' drugs.
03 January 2011, 02:41 AM ET
The findings show that, by studying the areas of the brain that anesthesia turns off, scientists may develop a better understanding of the brain regions affected when someone is in a coma.
16 December 2010, 04:56 AM ET
Snakes, spiders, horror flicks, and even actual assaults don't scare this woman.
14 December 2010, 10:29 AM ET
researchers used robots to add this missing sensory input, and they’ve found it allows monkeys move a cursor across a screen more quickly and accurately.
12 December 2010, 03:35 AM ET
Curiosity may not always be about a love of learning.
01 December 2010, 05:57 AM ET
With just four neurons, fruit flies go from sensing a signal to physically responding.
30 November 2010, 10:29 AM ET
Dieting may change how the brain responds to stress so that the next time dieters encounter pressure, they eat more, and gain weight.
22 November 2010, 09:22 AM ET
Social interaction allows kids to pick up math and science skills, a brain researcher says
18 November 2010, 03:27 AM ET
The hormone estrogen can sharpen mental performance, and now scientists think they know why.
18 November 2010, 02:03 AM ET
Meditation changes the way the brain processes pain signals.
17 November 2010, 10:24 AM ET
Exposure to dim light at night may prompt changes in the brain that result in mood disorders, such as depression
15 November 2010, 08:27 AM ET
Scientists say they have identified a distinct pattern of brain activity that may indicate whether a person is genetically predisposed to autism.
10 November 2010, 05:58 AM ET
Researchers are unraveling just what happens in our brains when we learn to respond to things we fear.
09 November 2010, 12:01 AM ET
Multitasking is easier than ever, but our brains are still terrible at it.
08 November 2010, 05:00 AM ET
Brain study suggests Neanderthal and modern human toddlers saw the world differently.
03 November 2010, 06:30 AM ET
The damaging effects of Alzheimer's may have their roots a particularly vulnerable area of the brain and then spread to other regions.
01 November 2010, 08:59 AM ET
Brain scans reveal that the underlying activity of the brain is fully developed by birth.
27 October 2010, 07:16 AM ET
A new advance in brain-machine interfaces could enable scientists to one day decode what a person is thinking simply by monitoring brain cell activity.
26 October 2010, 07:05 AM ET
Scientists find falling in love is linked to 12 brain regions.
24 October 2010, 03:53 AM ET
Solving paralysis or mind control may not be so crazy after all
20 October 2010, 09:34 AM ET
Grey matter increased in a number of areas in new moms' brains within four months of having their babies, according to a study.
15 October 2010, 07:32 AM ET
A neurobiologist tackles the question of whether humans are more than just ape relatives with bigger brains.
14 October 2010, 08:04 AM ET
Tests improve people's ability to link pieces of information together, according to a new study.
12 October 2010, 02:22 PM ET
A brain scan might one day help diagnosis people with autism, according to a new study.
12 October 2010, 10:58 AM ET
Being able to understand close friends may have been a key to human survival.
12 October 2010, 03:11 AM ET
Baby DVDs, TV shows and video games all fight for the attention of babies, students, parents and teachers.
11 October 2010, 06:49 AM ET
Many scientists say the criteria Alzheimer's are in need of an extreme makeover.
30 September 2010, 04:41 AM ET
Our brain sets a plan for both hands in motion before any one-handed action.
29 September 2010, 07:01 AM ET
The brains of stressed-out men show diminished activity in brain areas responsible for empathy and emotional processing.
22 September 2010, 06:08 AM ET
The toxic proteins of Alzheimer's disease should be destroyed by brain cells. But they aren't, and now, sciensitsts may know why.
16 September 2010, 08:05 AM ET
Two features of the brain have been linked to an individual's ability to assess their own decisions by recent research.
13 September 2010, 09:00 AM ET
Kids perceive visual information in separate pieces instead of one chunk.
13 September 2010, 06:59 AM ET
Researchers are studying how reading affects young brains.
13 September 2010, 06:02 AM ET
The brain boost may come from the fact that action video games are unpredictable so players learn how to make quick decisions on the go.
13 September 2010, 04:42 AM ET
More children are going to the emergency room for basketball-related brain injuries, a new study says.