Have you ever arrived in a hotel room after a long flight and despite being exhausted, failed to fall asleep? This is called the first-night effect and we may have understood why it occurs.
Insects have similar structures in their brains as do we, and that might mean that have a basic form of consciousness.
Without the ability to rewire itself, the brain wouldn't be able to grow or recover from injury.
Consciousness is one of the most puzzling phenomena in science. How does the electric and chemical activity in your brain produce your subjective experiences; the colour red or the taste of chocolate?
The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.
People lose their memory in many different ways. A neuropsychologist explains the lingo.
Science is about more than protons, genes and neurons. Sometimes a bigger picture can help us make better decisions when it comes to public policy.
Philosophically speaking our smartphones could be seen as an extension of us. But where does that leave us legally?
Part two: neuroscience reveals why mood swings, clumsiness and strange food cravings go hand in hand with pregnancy.
Are there sex differences in the human brain? The answer is more nuanced than yes or no.
A disease which can mimic the slow march of old age is especially cruel and challenging for those in the prime of life.
Men aren't from Mars, nor are women from Venus. We're all from Earth.
A 3cm-long stent containing 12 electrodes could one day help people living with spinal cord injury to walk with the power of thought.
Measuring certain kinds of brain activity may help doctors track and predict how patients will react to anaesthesia before going under for surgery, our research has found.
Although developments in neuroscience is on the brink of offering hope for millions of Parkinson's disease sufferers, currently there is no cure.
The endeavor assumes that computers could manage billions of billions of cerebral connections. Alas, that's not happening anytime soon.
Uploading one's mind to a computer in order to attain digital immortality has long been the fantasy of geeks and billionaires. So what's stopping us?
Could the not-too-distant future hold "brain chip" technologies that we could all use to enhance our memories to the point of perfection? Not so fast: there are big benefits to forgetting.
Dopamine: a powerful substance that is much more than just a pleasure chemical.
A new study of the brain structure of schizophrenics has revealed an important clue that could help treat hallucinations.