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.
People’s minds can be fooled into experiencing both pain and pain relief.
Research suggests it could be down to how our brains are wired.
We're used to thinking of our eyes detecting light as the foundation of our visual system. But what's going on in other cells throughout the body that can detect light, too?
Areas of the brain are being mapped, much like the towns, cities and countries represented in a typical atlas.
Using mind reading technologies in court could become common practice.
A study in mice shows that transplantation of healthy stem cells into the brain's hypothalamus can boost lifespan considerably.