A podcast on what music does to our brains, and why it moves us.
A new study of how frequently certain words were used between 1800 and 2000 shows that political power as a guiding principle is more important than money and religious belief.
BCI devices that read minds and act on intentions can change lives for the better. But they could also be put to nefarious use in the not-too-distant future. Now's the time to think about risks.
A strange delusion which may have its origins in damage to a particular process in the brain, is also one that can help us to understand how we recognise each other.
Epilepsy affects around 70 million people globally, 80% live in developing countries. A shortage of specialists, equipment and drugs complicates effective treatment and management.
Both psychologists and neuroscientists are interested in how working memory holds on to items over brief intervals – and are investigating from different angles.
Tinkering with the brain's electrical field shows tantalizing promise for boosting memory, but it doesn't always work. A new study offers one reason why.
Move over, dogs. The latest evidence suggests humans can match most other animals when it comes to smelling – and even outperform them for certain scents.
We can't observe the brain activity of extinct human species. But we can observe modern brains doing the things that our distant ancestors did, looking for clues about how ancient brains worked.
Neuralink is probably a dangerous idea, but to the first person who fell into a firepit, so was fire.
A host of spaces that were once immune to commercial intrusion – from parks to our friendships – are now being infiltrated by advertisers. Are we being enslaved by a 'merciless master'?
What you end up remembering isn’t always what you have witnessed.
Scientists are only just beginning to understand the full extend of noise-induced hearing loss.
Brain-computer interfacing is a hot topic in the tech world, with Elon Musk's announcement of his new Neuralink startup. Here, researchers separate what's science from what's currently still fiction.
The blood-brain barrier helps protect the brain, but it also creates difficulties in treating brain disorders. Ultrasound may offer a safe way to more effectively deliver therapies.
A cheap antibiotic may help prevent the formation of fearful memories.
The latest remake of Ghost in the Shell ducks the philosophical questions posed by the cyborg technology of the future.
Unlocking the mystery of autism's origin.
The brains of our ancestors grew larger and smarter thanks to an increase in the flow of blood to the brain
People with paranormal beliefs often experience social rejection. But for those at risk of psychosis, support is important for prevention.