23 February 2011, 05:07 PM ET
The phenomenon could help stroke victims and waitresses
23 February 2011, 01:04 PM ET
Figuring out the switch could provide new avenues for drug discovery.
20 February 2011, 05:22 PM ET
Find out why all babies are born too early, why they make silly faces, and how fast their brains grow.
18 February 2011, 12:59 PM ET
Even in old age, picking up another language can protect the brain.
18 February 2011, 12:11 PM ET
The human brain is big but shrinking...Teen brains are not fully formed...And brains are wrinkly and use loads of energy.
18 February 2011, 11:56 AM ET
Top prevention tips worth their weight in wits.
11 February 2011, 10:28 AM ET
Our minds become accustomed to a task, so taking a break can help us re-engage in a longer task, a study indicates.
08 February 2011, 06:00 PM ET
Neurons in the cerebellum form a surprising number of bad connections during early development, according to a study in mice.
31 January 2011, 07:54 AM ET
With only 40 minutes of walking, three times a week.
27 January 2011, 06:57 AM ET
Babies understand that might makes right by the time they're 10 months old, suggesting an that understanding of social interactions is built into the brain.
26 January 2011, 06:01 AM ET
Injections Can Improve Rat's Memory Even Two Weeks After Learning
20 January 2011, 10:18 AM ET
Rep. Giffords has made a remarkable recovery, but the road ahead is long.
19 January 2011, 03:54 AM ET
Emerging international research shows there is more than a literal truth to the saying that "you never get a second chance to make a first impression."
18 January 2011, 09:57 AM ET
Watching an actor light up onscreen activates the part of the brain that plans hand movements in smokers, a new study finds, just as if the smokers were planning to light a cigarette themselves.
17 January 2011, 03:32 AM ET
Like puppet masters, researchers have developed a technique to control the brain and muscles of worms.
12 January 2011, 05:10 AM ET
How does the brain patch itself up and regain function after a gunshot injury?
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.