We have more neurons in our cortices than any other species, courtesy of an early technology – and along with them came our long, slow lives, with plenty of chances to gather around the dinner table.
This World Philosophy Day we remember three female philosophers who are largely unknown, yet made important contributions to idealism
One day we will have a science of consciousness, but it won’t be science as we know it today
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.
Some animals, like rats, learn linguistic patterns better than humans can.
Happiness is a human construct, an abstract idea with no biological basis. But this is something to be happy about.
Knowing how the brain prepares for sequences of movements can help us better understand disorders such as stuttering and dyspraxia.
Your brain's sensory talents go way beyond those traditional five senses. A team of geoscientists and neurobiologists explored how the human brain monitors and responds to magnetic fields.
The brain itself can’t actually feel pain. It can't sense damage to itself the way your finger can. We know this because people can have brain surgery while they are totally awake.
New study sheds light on the mystery of how people can experience and control phantom limbs decades after losing a body part.
Specific brain networks are at work when we are conscious. New results can help distinguish truly unconscious patients from those who have some degree of consciousness.
If consciousness is a by-product of our brains' nonconscious processes, where does that leave us?
New research has uncovered exactly what happens to the brain when astronauts are in space.
Bees and wasps can recognise people's faces – despite having less than one million brain cells, compared to 86,000 million brain cells that make up a human brain.
The large human brain has been thought to result from social demands. But new research challenges this idea.
Where you come down on the latest internet hullabaloo depends on how your brain fills in gaps in the sounds you hear.
As well as increasing physical fitness and mental health, martial arts can boost brain cognition too.
Caring about someone you have never met, this new brain research suggests, may have a lot in common with caring about the people you love.
Research shows thyroid hormone, which is required for brain development in all vertebrates, is severely affected by chemicals present in our everyday cleaning products, clothing and cookware.
Study shows that multiple body parts can make use of the brain's 'hand area' in people with only one hand.