If you are a ballet dancer or gymnast, a watch-maker or surgeon, your brain connections in the motor system will differ depending on your skills for fine movements in different parts of your body.
Many regions fundamental to mood are buried deep in the most primordial parts of the brain; that is, they are thought to have been among the first brain regions to develop in the human species.
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.
How will neurotech evolve? An NAS workshop this week focuses on social and ethical opportunities and challenges we face both now and down the road.
Welcome to the world of cloths and materials that change depending on your mood.
Are you impulsive and easily bored? You may be a thrill seeker.
Even decades after amputation, the brain is still structured as if the hand were there, casting new light on 'phantom limb' phenomenon.
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.
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.
Fresh hope for sufferers of mental illness.
Different animals and different behaviors rely on various forms and combinations of 'government' to carry out desired actions.
Some cognitive enhancers can reduce the brain power of high performers by weakening their memory.
Language, culture and brain development all contribute to 'childhood amnesia'.
Research has found a link between experiencing migraine headaches in adulthood and experiencing emotional abuse in childhood. So how strong is the link?
The next generation of neuroprosthetics could communicate directly with the brain to tackle diseases such as epilepsy and blindness.
Why we can't help feeling affection for babies, puppies, dolls, teddies and even miniature products.
Transhumanism sees mind uploading as the ultimate destiny of humanity, but it's actually a dangerous distraction.
Doctors are working to reconnect the brain to paralysed limbs.
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?