Mounting research shows that going for a swim can preserve memories, reduce mood disorders and increase mental acuity in all age groups.
A researcher who studies physical skills explains how getting your conscious thoughts out of the way lets your body do what it knows how to do, better.
When you lose focus or your mind goes blank, sections of your brain may be having a quick snooze.
In both ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, reflected images were thought to hold mysterious powers. Damaging a mirror was believed to invite the wrath of the gods.
Even well-intended studies can cause harm through the nocebo effect.
Ready to party post-pandemic, but at the same time feeling shy? Here’s how social isolation affects the brain – and what research suggests about the effects of resocialization.
Experiment that creates altered states of consciousness sheds light on an old problem.
People with aphantasia, when asked to form an image in their minds, will report they cannot “see” anything.
Non-specific illnesses, such as headache and fatigue, are common, as are mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
Consciousness is sometimes referred to as ‘the ghost’ in the machinery of our brain. Is it time we gave up the ghost to focus on the machine?
Fetal brains are changing rapidly over the course of pregnancy, but so are the brains of mothers-to-be. Neuroscience research shows one way worry can start taking hold – and a simple way to help.
To tell you the truth, nobody really knows. But it’s probably got to do with the fact that signals from your nose and your eyes arrive in the same area of your brain.
We studied people’s brains while they held tools correctly and incorrectly.
A transcript of episode 13 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including new research on neuroplasticity in the brain.
When dealing with a difficult event, such as the current pandemic, the electrical current that governs our brains is altered, affecting behaviour and mood.
Rather than distinctly male or female, the human brain is much more like the heart, kidneys and lungs – basically the same no matter the sex of the body it’s in.
Adaptable neurons are tied to learning and memory but also to neurological disorders. By studying fruit flies, researchers found a mechanism that controls neuroplasticity.
In American Sign Language, some words rhyme, some look like what they mean and some are used more often than others. A new database of these features paves a pathway for ASL research.
Blame your ears, your eyes and your brain. But mainly your ears!
Where we would be without our brains? But think about it. How do they work?