A new study links likelihood of the brain disease to a combination of chemicals and genetics
Scientists Map What Your Brain Looks Like on English
Study reveals that we process even smaller linguistics units than phonemes
Why Quick-Moving Eyes Are a Giveaway That You’re Less Likely to Wait in Line
Your eye movements could reveal a lot about how impulsive you are
Viewpoint: Why Brain Death Isn’t An On-Off Switch
Thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath was declared brain dead after complications arising from a tonsillectomy, raising new questions about how we define brain death, and whether it’s time to revise our understanding of when brains can …
Why Girls’ Brains Mature Faster Than Boys’ Brains
It’s always been conventional wisdom that girls reach maturity more quickly than boys, but now scientists have provided some proof.
Do, Re, Mi, Fa-get the Piano Lessons: Music May Not Make You Smarter
Music can soothe the soul and speed along creativity, but it won’t, according to researchers from Harvard, boost intelligence.
Need Some Resilience? A Few Zaps of Electricity Might Help
Fighting spirit, grit, heart: researchers say that they may all be within our reach with just a zap of electricity to a specific spot in the brain.
Why Men’s and Women’s Brains Work Differently: It’s All About the Wiring
The latest imaging data reveals gender-based differences in the way brain networks are connected.
Bringing Back the Unconscious: The Latest Science on Awakenings
Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research hints that some of them may still retain reserves of conscious awareness and that …
Exercise During Pregnancy May Boost Babies’ Brain Activity
Infants were better able to process repeated sounds, showing a maturity of brain function
Drumroll, Please: How Band Camp Pays Off Later in Life
If you gave up the clarinet in grade school, don’t worry. Those precious years of musical training still did your brain a favor.
New Imaging Device Gives Insights Into Hearing
Australian researchers have new technique for studying cochlear implants in children
Poverty Produces Smaller Brains
The rich really are different, at least when it comes to their brains. In two separate studies, researchers found that experiencing poverty in early childhood is linked to smaller brain size and less efficient processing of …