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.
A new study of how frequently certain words were used between 1800 and 2000 shows that political power as a guiding principle is more important than money and religious belief.
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.
A strange delusion which may have its origins in damage to a particular process in the brain, is also one that can help us to understand how we recognise each other.
Epilepsy affects around 70 million people globally, 80% live in developing countries. A shortage of specialists, equipment and drugs complicates effective treatment and management.
Both psychologists and neuroscientists are interested in how working memory holds on to items over brief intervals – and are investigating from different angles.
Tinkering with the brain's electrical field shows tantalizing promise for boosting memory, but it doesn't always work. A new study offers one reason why.
Move over, dogs. The latest evidence suggests humans can match most other animals when it comes to smelling – and even outperform them for certain scents.
We can't observe the brain activity of extinct human species. But we can observe modern brains doing the things that our distant ancestors did, looking for clues about how ancient brains worked.