Unlocking the mystery of autism's origin.
Hominin skull casts (L-R) Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis, Homo ergaster, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis.
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The brains of our ancestors grew larger and smarter thanks to an increase in the flow of blood to the brain
Hearing voices can make you anxious.
People with paranormal beliefs often experience social rejection. But for those at risk of psychosis, support is important for prevention.
The human brain is not good at remembering more than a few things at a time.
Working memory and intelligence tend to go hand in hand.
Think to log in, please.
It may sound like science fiction, but research shows that all you really need to develop brain biometrics is a set of earphones.
Just two more minutes.
New research shows that the brains of people with OCD prevent them from learning that something is safe.
Rats were less able to find food after only three days on a diet high in sugar and saturated fat. So could a bad diet also be affect the human brain?
The discovery by researchers at Yale University that the brain is capable of converting glucose into fructose may lead to changes in how we target neurological complications in diabetes.
The scientific evidence is surprising – and terrifying.
Research can help explain why we get more chilled out as we age.
Are you neurotic? This may be due to a thick cerebral cortex
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Our brain shrinks as we get older, but the Mediterranean diet may slow this shrinkage.
Little does this woman know what happens to her brain when she licks the ice cream.
It's a long, hot summer's day and you're looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What's going on?
Risky roulette or a safer option? Your brain gives you clues about how you behave with money.
Why are some people more comfortable than others with making risky financial decisions?
A discipline neither good nor evil.
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Maybe you think neuroscience has a peaceable history of benign efforts to improve lives and enhance human capacities. But its origins and development tell a different story – with ethical implications.
Recent research suggests running allows the brain to rest and reduces the need for sleep.
Exposing babies to multiple languages can help them detect differences in musical sounds from an early age.
For bilingual children, the constant switching between languages is like a frequent exercise for the ears and the brain.
Talk to users of electronic brain stimulation.
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People who electrically stimulate their brains at home need more information to do it safely... and neuroscience needs to find out more about how and why they do it.
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Results of the first large-scale study to specifically investigate the musical features that might increase the 'earworminess' of a song.
Cramming does’t help you retain information, so the effect of a long night on the books may not be for much.
An intense night of study won't help you remember information in the long-term – and the stress of revising under pressure will likely impact on your sleep and thus your exam performance.
As exam season rolls around, many students are wondering what causes the dreaded mind blank.
Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.