Different animals and different behaviors rely on various forms and combinations of 'government' to carry out desired actions.
Transhumanism sees mind uploading as the ultimate destiny of humanity, but it's actually a dangerous distraction.
It may prove to be a useful diagnostic tool for brain disorders.
Will a bit of brain stimulation to lift our spirits ahead of a night out be commonplace in the future?
Conduct disorder is not just teen rebellion, as some experts claim. Brain scans suggest that it's a psychiatric disorder.
An ancient brain structure called the habenula is involved in depression. Scientists are just beginning to understand how.
The brain is the most complex organ and system know to humans. It helps to create a computer model of one to find out how things work, and why things go wrong.
Drinking booze can have some quite different effects on brain and body.
Different parts of our brains process different things, like the facial features, voices and the gait of people we know. But it takes memory to weave them all together into a single picture.
Brain imaging study shows that we forget the context in which a traumatic event take place which could be crucial to avoiding negative loops.
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?
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.
Just where in the brain is our 'ego'?
The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.
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.
The endeavor assumes that computers could manage billions of billions of cerebral connections. Alas, that's not happening anytime soon.