Study of the "memory centres" of the brain in adults offers hope for detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier -- before the onset of memory loss.
Neuroscience labs around the world may need to reevaluate some of their assumptions about whether what works in animals will really produce meaningful treatments for people.
The scientists behind a controversial new study were surprised by their own results. But they carefully did all they could to 'prove a negative,' and their neurogenesis study is shaking up the field.
There are several things we can do to speed up the development of new drugs, without putting patients at risk.
Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.
Harmful proteins spread between connected neurons much like flu spreads through a social network. The finding may provide future opportunities for halting Alzheimer’s.
A new initiative called the International Brain Laboratory is tackling this fundamental mystery of neuroscience in an unusual way.
Concussions in football and other contact sports correlate with severe, long-term brain damage — but science shows it doesn't have to be that way.
Why hasn't there been an improvement in survival in the last 30 years for patients with brain cancers?
New research is helping us understand exactly how Alzheimer's works – and how to treat it.
Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.
We can see at a finer resolution than the spacing between individual photo-receptors in the eye – and it's all down to our brains.
New research tries to suggest mothers' responses are pre-programmed, but there's a problem with the evidence.
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.