Many people believe they have a soul. But for psychologists, who study behaviour, it is not so much that souls do not exist, it is that there is no need for them.
The best prosthetics feel more like the real thing.
Tiny particles of a mineral known as magnetite may be causing havoc with our health.
Neuroscientists analysed the brains of 210 healthy young adults. The result was a modern atlas of the human brain, 97 areas of which have never been described before.
Environment plays an important role in how you remember things.
How does your brain deal with the ambiguous and variable visual information your eyes collect? Neuroscientists think it bets on what's the most likely version of reality.
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'?