Neurotrophic factors play an important role in protecting neurons – which is why researchers are investigating them as a treatment for Parkinson's.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Exercise plays an important part in preserving memory throughout our lifetime.
This brain region also shows how effective certain treatments will be.
Shakespeare was wrong when he wrote 'all's well that ends well'.
This antibody protects patients from viruses, even while on immunosuppressant drugs.
In 1983, one study by an American physiologist set off an explosion of research about free will and the brain.
Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.
During Mental Health Week, let's look at why some people, such as those experiencing depression or substance dependency, struggle to make decisions like everyone else.
Why the benefits of bilingualism aren't consistent.
Life in captivity causes observable harm to the structure and function of large mammals' brains.
The pandemic has exposed some truths about human psychology and behaviour.
Dementia and depression are two diagnoses that rob older adults of health and happiness. Despite their obvious differences, it is becoming ever more apparent that the two conditions are connected.
It's been ten years since the term was coined. Here's what researchers know so far.
Decades of research have shown that the brain does not yield its secrets easily.
Although a great deal of research is still required, it may one day be possible to identify and treat people either with CTE, or at risk of it.
The most interesting thing is how free Gertrude is to move around while the implanted chip collects the data.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
Whether you had COVID-19 or just stressed out about getting it, your brain's hippocampus may have shrunk in the last few months.
Machine-learning algorithms can tell male from female brains. New research shows they might just be noticing that men have larger heads.