A discipline neither good nor evil.
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Maybe you think neuroscience has a peaceable history of benign efforts to improve lives and enhance human capacities. But its origins and development tell a different story – with ethical implications.
Recent research suggests running allows the brain to rest and reduces the need for sleep.
Exposing babies to multiple languages can help them detect differences in musical sounds from an early age.
For bilingual children, the constant switching between languages is like a frequent exercise for the ears and the brain.
Talk to users of electronic brain stimulation.
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People who electrically stimulate their brains at home need more information to do it safely... and neuroscience needs to find out more about how and why they do it.
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Results of the first large-scale study to specifically investigate the musical features that might increase the 'earworminess' of a song.
Cramming does’t help you retain information, so the effect of a long night on the books may not be for much.
An intense night of study won't help you remember information in the long-term – and the stress of revising under pressure will likely impact on your sleep and thus your exam performance.
As exam season rolls around, many students are wondering what causes the dreaded mind blank.
Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.
Once you've been dishonest, it's harder to stop – here's why.
Cristiano Ronaldo heading a football.
A single session of football heading can temporarily impair memory. So what does that mean for children with developing brains?
MRI of grey matter with intracranial electrodes resting on the medial frontal cortex.
Our brains may be slower at making decisions than computers, but there is a massive evolutionary benefit to this tardiness.
Feeling tired? Not yourself? Here's what's happening inside your head.
An important cell function called endocytosis is revealing a lot about how Alzheimer's develops.
While AI seems unstoppable, our improved understanding of human brains is levelling the playing field for now.
We might think our technological innovations are driving us towards a cyborg future, but is it the brain doing all the work?
Our brain’s ability to strengthen or make new connections to adapt and change allows us to acquire new skills.
If you are a ballet dancer or gymnast, a watch-maker or surgeon, your brain connections in the motor system will differ depending on your skills for fine movements in different parts of your body.
Your brain picks up more than you’re aware of.
It has long been claimed that subliminal messages work. Now two studies have set the record straight.
Most functions attributed to the soul can be explained by the brain.
Many people believe they have a soul. But for psychologists, who study behaviour, it is not so much that souls do not exist, it is that there is no need for them.
The best prosthetics feel more like the real thing.
Tiny particles of a mineral known as magnetite may be causing havoc with our health.
A team of American researchers have mapped the cerebral cortex into 180 distinct regions.
Neuroscientists analysed the brains of 210 healthy young adults. The result was a modern atlas of the human brain, 97 areas of which have never been described before.