We don't have evidence that can point us to the exact purpose of yawning. But there are several theories.
It's time to stop the witch hunt on intuition.
Consciousness final frontier of science?
'Mini brains' can be grown in the lab, and brains of decapitated pigs were recently 'kept alive' for a day and a half. But what makes a conscious brain?
Classroom meditation shows promise for improving student attention, focus, happiness and self-awareness.
When it comes to neuroscience, there's no such thing as an 'average' teenager.
Researchers have identified which part of the brain helps us understand and respond to social interactions.
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.
If an alien landed on Earth, how would you decide if it had free will like us, or was a sophisticated automaton?
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.
Women are underrepresented in academic science. New research finds the problem is even worse in terms of who authors high-profile journal articles – bad news for women's career advancement.
Eminem's Stan – how the childhood trauma of Eminem's superfan played its part in a tragic story.
The idea that we are only kind to get ahead doesn't seem to hold up, being nice genuinely makes us feel good.
Using simple strategies, parents and teachers can help stimulate linguistic and other cognitive development in children.
Adolescents have important developmental work to do. Despite what worried grownups think, taking needless risks isn't the goal for teens. Being risky is part of exploring and learning about the world.
There are many examples of hierarchies in the animal world. Bees, for example, send males off to die after breeding season.
The Victorians believed that the shape and size of the skull could reveal details about a person’s demeanour. Now it's been put to the test.
Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.
Take a look at some of the amazing neuroscience images out of the Queensland Brain Institute this year.
Don't want to become a social network addict? Start by working out what your vulnerabilities are.