A 133 million-year-old fossil hints that dinosaurs had bigger brains than we've realised.
Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.
Once you've been dishonest, it's harder to stop – here's why.
A single session of football heading can temporarily impair memory. So what does that mean for children with developing brains?
Our brains may be slower at making decisions than computers, but there is a massive evolutionary benefit to this tardiness.
Feeling tired? Not yourself? Here's what's happening inside your head.
An important cell function called endocytosis is revealing a lot about how Alzheimer's develops.
While AI seems unstoppable, our improved understanding of human brains is levelling the playing field for now.
We might think our technological innovations are driving us towards a cyborg future, but is it the brain doing all the work?
If you are a ballet dancer or gymnast, a watch-maker or surgeon, your brain connections in the motor system will differ depending on your skills for fine movements in different parts of your body.
It has long been claimed that subliminal messages work. Now two studies have set the record straight.
Many people believe they have a soul. But for psychologists, who study behaviour, it is not so much that souls do not exist, it is that there is no need for them.
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.