Researchers have identified which part of the brain helps us understand and respond to social interactions.
Could it be that a baby has all the brain cells she ever will?
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Neuroscience labs around the world may need to reevaluate some of their assumptions about whether what works in animals will really produce meaningful treatments for people.
If an alien landed on Earth, how would you decide if it had free will like us, or was a sophisticated automaton?
A lone new neuron (green) in a 13-year-old’s hippocampus.
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The scientists behind a controversial new study were surprised by their own results. But they carefully did all they could to 'prove a negative,' and their neurogenesis study is shaking up the field.
It’s not good if women’s research isn’t in the library stacks.
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Women are underrepresented in academic science. New research finds the problem is even worse in terms of who authors high-profile journal articles – bad news for women's career advancement.
Eminem performing in Chile in 2016.
Eminem's Stan – how the childhood trauma of Eminem's superfan played its part in a tragic story.
Generosity boosts reward mechanisms in the brain.
The idea that we are only kind to get ahead doesn't seem to hold up, being nice genuinely makes us feel good.
When parents and teachers adapt their own behaviours based on what a child is thinking, they help stimulate that child’s brain development.
Using simple strategies, parents and teachers can help stimulate linguistic and other cognitive development in children.
Just because everyone else is doing it…
Adolescents have important developmental work to do. Despite what worried grownups think, taking needless risks isn't the goal for teens. Being risky is part of exploring and learning about the world.
Watch out for the top guy.
There are many examples of hierarchies in the animal world. Bees, for example, send males off to die after breeding season.
An 1883 phrenology chart.
The Victorians believed that the shape and size of the skull could reveal details about a person’s demeanour. Now it's been put to the test.
The answer has long eluded scientists.
Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.
Neuroscientists require images to understand what’s happening in the brain.
Take a look at some of the amazing neuroscience images out of the Queensland Brain Institute this year.
Are you a Facebook addict? Here’s how to find out.
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Don't want to become a social network addict? Start by working out what your vulnerabilities are.
What’s going on in there when you decide?
A new initiative called the International Brain Laboratory is tackling this fundamental mystery of neuroscience in an unusual way.
The phenomenon of not being able to picture something in your ‘mind’s eye’ is known as aphantasia.
There are many people who are astonished to discover that their complete lack of ability to picture visual imagery is different from the norm.
When dealing with young teenagers, information is better than bribes or threats.
See if you can get your head around this.
Pain is something everyone experiences. This episode of The Anthill podcast explores how and why it works in our brains, what kinds of drugs are being developed to reduce pain, and whether or not robots of the future should be built so that they experience pain.
When rain from Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston and surrounding areas, some people were more eager to volunteer than others.
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.