What exactly is addiction? What role, if any, does choice play? And if addiction involves choice, how can we call it a "brain disease," with its implications of involuntariness?
Our heads are like radio receivers, and they can tune in to various different channels.
Researchers are trying to fill in the blanks between genetic blueprints and psychiatric disorder by studying changes in the brain.
Dementia headlines are often misleading, but it's not only journalists who are to blame.
Research shows babies begin to learn language sounds before they're even born. What about babies who hear two languages from birth? Can a baby brain specialize in two languages?
Just where in the brain is our 'ego'?
The development of 'handedness' and language are closely linked.
The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.
Australian birds are arguably among the smartest in the world, displaying complex behaviours comparable to those observed in great apes.
Everyone loves a study that turns one of our favourite vices into a health benefit. Before you reach for a Mars bar or a Dairy Milk, let's take a step back.
Are there sex differences in the human brain? The answer is more nuanced than yes or no.
We all know that cola and lemonade aren't great for our waistline or our dental health, but our new study on rats has shed light on just how much damage sugary drinks can also do to our brain.
Many of the genes and transcripts associated with schizophrenia are only found in humans, which makes studying the disorder difficult. But scientists are slowly making progress.
Men aren't from Mars, nor are women from Venus. We're all from Earth.
The endeavor assumes that computers could manage billions of billions of cerebral connections. Alas, that's not happening anytime soon.
Uploading one's mind to a computer in order to attain digital immortality has long been the fantasy of geeks and billionaires. So what's stopping us?
Studying diverse languages gives us invaluable insights into human cognition but more become endangered every month.
Could the not-too-distant future hold "brain chip" technologies that we could all use to enhance our memories to the point of perfection? Not so fast: there are big benefits to forgetting.
A new study of the brain structure of schizophrenics has revealed an important clue that could help treat hallucinations.
A drug to treat loneliness may be on the cards. But would we want it?