The after effects of brain injury can turn lives upside down.
New weight loss approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating and weight regain. Here's how that works, and how it could help you.
A lot of Alzheimer's treatments focus on removing plaques in the brain. But could this be the wrong target?
Where does responsibility lie if a person acts under the influence of their brain implant? As neurotechnologies advance, a neuroethicist and a legal expert write that now's the time to hash it out.
Researchers have identified which part of the brain helps us understand and respond to social interactions.
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.