Is someone looking at you or are you just imagining things? A neuroscientist explains.
The best prosthetics feel more like the real thing.
Tiny particles of a mineral known as magnetite may be causing havoc with our health.
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.
Environment plays an important role in how you remember things.
How does your brain deal with the ambiguous and variable visual information your eyes collect? Neuroscientists think it bets on what's the most likely version of reality.
Different animals and different behaviors rely on various forms and combinations of 'government' to carry out desired actions.
To understand how some creatures evolved, you need to see how their brain developed over millions of years. That's now possible thanks to some clever use of scanning technology.
Transhumanism sees mind uploading as the ultimate destiny of humanity, but it's actually a dangerous distraction.
It may prove to be a useful diagnostic tool for brain disorders.
Will a bit of brain stimulation to lift our spirits ahead of a night out be commonplace in the future?
Conduct disorder is not just teen rebellion, as some experts claim. Brain scans suggest that it's a psychiatric disorder.
The saying goes, with age comes wisdom, but is that really true?
An ancient brain structure called the habenula is involved in depression. Scientists are just beginning to understand how.
The brain is the most complex organ and system know to humans. It helps to create a computer model of one to find out how things work, and why things go wrong.
Evolutionary psychology could explain why the memories and friendships formed during these years seem more vivid, potent and meaningful than those from any other stage of life.
Drinking booze can have some quite different effects on brain and body.
Different parts of our brains process different things, like the facial features, voices and the gait of people we know. But it takes memory to weave them all together into a single picture.
Brain imaging study shows that we forget the context in which a traumatic event take place which could be crucial to avoiding negative loops.
You're no mug right? Think again. We all get fooled by anchoring, and probably use it ourselves as well.