Biology can only tell you so much about the workings of the brain. To understand how we think and remember things you need he help of a mathematician.
Scientists have discovered that a single gene may reveal a weakness in the development of schizophrenia that could help doctors prevent the condition.
Science fiction can't become science fact if neuroscientists are to carry out some daring surgery.
Baseless claims about the damage done to kids' development create needless panic. And they distract from legitimate, evidence-based concerns with which parents need to engage.
Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
Brain activity during the dreaming phase of sleep is remarkably similar to brain activity when we're awake and processing new visual images, new research shows.
Here's how the Psychoactive Substances Bill will stand in the way of human flourishing.
New evidence shows going back to a problem after sleeping gives your brain a chance to process the information it needs to solve it.
While few will dispute that a minute comprises 60 seconds, the perception of time can vary dramatically from person to person and from one situation to the next. Time can race, or it can drag.
Music is good for the brain – and we're now discovering how it helps our cognition.
Leaders need to show followers they're with them, but that's no guarantee they will get everyone's support.
Google's image recognition project has not only generated some disturbing images but also tells us something about how we humans identify objects we see.
Just because using 'science' to arrange marriages will entertain a TV audience, doesn't make it ethical.
Solitary is used as a punishment but it doesn't make for better prisoners.
'Place cells' in the hippocampus are thought to guide us through our space but they may play a part in helping us to imagine future scenarios.
Sensory information comes into the system, and we initiate actions in response. Quantifying how quickly that happens is tricky – especially since our own perceptions of the timing aren't quite right.
There is hope that new drugs can be created to treat anxiety disorders after seven new genes were linked to these diseases.
The brain is truly a marvel. A seemingly endless library, whose shelves house our most precious memories as well as our lifetime's knowledge. But is there a point where it reaches capacity?
We strengthen memories while we sleep, and researchers have found a way to cue that process to help people better retain information that counters implicit biases.
Our minds have always adapted to their environment but advertisers are exploiting opportunities for distraction like never before.