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.
As the UK's first clinic to offer psychedelic drugs for mental health disorders opens, a study reveals that informed users don't have problems with self control.
Blame your ears, your eyes and your brain. But mainly your ears!
Cognitive neuroscientists use brain imaging and behavioral economic games to investigate people's sense of fairness. They find it's common to take care of yourself before looking out for others.
Neanderthal-human hybrid brains grown in the lab give fascinating insights into evolution.
Children aren't just losing out on education as a result of the pandemic.
New research demonstrates that it is more difficult to learn something new if the information had been rewarded in the past. In fact, the higher the reward, the worse the future learning.
Neuroscientists tackling the age-old question of whether perceptions of color hold from one person to the next are coming up with some interesting answers.
While there are small differences between male and female brains, most of us have a mix of both.
Atheists may think more analytically than religious people, but it is far from proven.
The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.
The brain is surprisingly changeable.
Feelings of empathy for others may be plentiful in a year of suffering. But is feeling more empathy to loved ones than strangers morally right? A research team sought to find out.
Shakespeare was wrong when he wrote 'all's well that ends well'.
In 1983, one study by an American physiologist set off an explosion of research about free will and the brain.
Recent findings from social neuroscience show us how we can make virtual interactions almost as beneficial as real world ones.
Scientists are revealing the extent to which our behaviour is influenced by our genes, calling into question our capacity for free will. But there is still scope for change.
Is everything predetermined, or is it all random? Or is there something in between that we call free will that defies our attempts to explain it?
Why the benefits of bilingualism aren't consistent.