Puerto Rico's Cayo Santiago Research Station has been a world-famous site for primate studies since 1938. Now scientists are working to save its staff and rhesus monkey colony after Hurricane Maria.
Drug addiction isn't about bad habits, fear of withdrawal or a selfish search for pleasure. It's about the brain.
The brain processes colour in more ways that just creating visual images – here's how.
The animal kingdom is full of lefties and righties, although rarely is the ratio skewed as much as it is in humans. If you're wondering about your own pet, you can find out with a simple experiment.
Baby's brains have special activity to help them develop – now researchers have found where some of this happens.
Niamh, age 7, wants to know why we have scary dreams. But after 200 years of study, dreams are still very much a mystery.
Computers today are fast and powerful but they still can't think like a human when it comes to some tasks we find easy. That's why tech companies are turning to neuroscience for help.
Many writers say they have inspiration come to them from their characters or an inner voice. Science is seeking answers.
Everything we know about the way experts’ brains work tells us that Mayweather is likely to win the fight.
Here's what research actually says about differences between males and females – and the question of what's innate and what's acquired.
Modern neuroscience doesn't support the idea that intrinsic differences between men and women are fixed and unchangeable.
We're used to thinking of our eyes detecting light as the foundation of our visual system. But what's going on in other cells throughout the body that can detect light, too?
Areas of the brain are being mapped, much like the towns, cities and countries represented in a typical atlas.
Democracy and good governance require politicians to engage in reasoned debate, informed decision making and measured judgements. This presupposes rationality. Is this always true?
Neuroscientists have struggled to explain whether certain types of memory involve distinct parts of the brain. Now a study suggests it's mainly down to pathways in the brain's white matter.
Dire dystopian predictions aside, the real danger of artificial intelligence is not the notorious "AI singularity" but job loss and misuse by malevolent people.
Interview with the scientist Claude Berrou, inventor of the turbocodes that protect the data of the connected objects. Today, he is exploring the neurosciences.
Our huge brains help maintain complex social relationships, suggests research.
Science is supremely beautiful, but can also be brutal and unforgiving if you stray from the well-worn pathways.
BCI devices that read minds and act on intentions can change lives for the better. But they could also be put to nefarious use in the not-too-distant future. Now's the time to think about risks.