We worry about AI developing consciousness, but brain organoids may be more likely to do so.
A scientist explains how the brain works, for younger readers.
Despite its huge complexity, your brain directs its neural traffic in relatively straightforward ways when approaching cognitively demanding tasks such as puzzles.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in America. But there may be ways to study the stress response and figure out who is most at risk.
Brain functions integrate and compress multiple components of an experience, including sight and smell – which simply can't be handled in the way computers sense, process and store data.
These tiny nanoparticles might provide a new way to see what's happening in the brain and even deliver treatments to specific cells – if researchers figure out how to use them safely and effectively.
Honeybees are good at maths, but it was thought they could only count to four. That is, unless you present them with a task in which they are punished with a bitter-tasting drink for getting it wrong.
Conversion therapy has been pushed on some in the LGBQ community by those who think same-sex sexual behavior is 'unnatural.' But such behavior seems to have evolved millions of years before humans.
Sections in the brain called "senders" and "receivers" are responsible for directing neural traffic, and we are now a step closer to understanding how they work.
What kind of curious are you? Scientists explore different types of curiosity and their home in the brain.
When we look at art we may not all see the same thing. It all depends on what happens in our brains.
Like a cocktail partygoer able to focus on one discussion in a noisy room, brains are able to make reliable connections against a busy neural background. Here are two phenomena that help it happen.
Ultra-clear maps of individual toes were found in the brains of two foot painters – these are not found in typically developed humans.
When seconds stretch into minutes.
Many feel grief, despair and fear after the news of horrible mass shootings. A neuroscientist offers 6 tips on how to process these feelings.
Forgetting is beneficial for the human brain. But the internet has made it harder to let go of painful or problematic memories.
BMIs like the ones Neuralink is working on are already used in laboratories around the world as assistive technologies. But melding your mind with an AI is probably not happening anytime soon.
Our brains create new memories, and forget old ones, by forging and breaking connections between nerve cells. Now researchers can do something similar using a light-sensitive electronic chip.
What happens in our brains and bodies when we emotionally react to music? Can neural technology provide new ways to interact with music?
Finding out more about how the brain works could help programmers translate thinking from the wet and squishy world of biology into all-new forms of machine learning in the digital world.