Although it may appear you're “switching off” when you fall asleep, the brain is far from inactive.
Complex behaviour such as regional accents and cultural food preferences in whales and dolphins seems to be linked to brain size.
Drug addiction isn't about bad habits, fear of withdrawal or a selfish search for pleasure. It's about the brain.
When Zahra Moussavi's mother developed Alzheimer's, the scientist pursued a technology that directly stimulates the brain with electromagnets to mitigate the effects of the disease. It worked.
New research gives weight to Noam Chomsky's idea of a universal language ability.
As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here's what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
Niamh, age 7, wants to know why we have scary dreams. But after 200 years of study, dreams are still very much a mystery.
People’s minds can be fooled into experiencing both pain and pain relief.
Research suggests it could be down to how our brains are wired.
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.
Using mind reading technologies in court could become common practice.
A study in mice shows that transplantation of healthy stem cells into the brain's hypothalamus can boost lifespan considerably.
Visual illusions provide an inkling of the mental processing that delivers our experience of the world.
Our brain and gut are constantly talking to each other, so it makes sense mental health and stomach issues have a close relationship.
Interview with the scientist Claude Berrou, inventor of the turbocodes that protect the data of the connected objects. Today, he is exploring the neurosciences.
By 2167, genetically designed, digitally enhanced humans with Internet-connected brains will live with intelligent machines in a transformed environment and maybe even among the stars.
New research adds to the evidence that playing is linked to learning brain power in primates.
People who have an extreme preference for using their right hand may be worse at maths, according to new research.
A podcast on what music does to our brains, and why it moves us.