Science shows that this simple mindfulness technique improves concentration and working memory.
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Our brain cells do look a lot like a map of the universe – but that doesn't mean they're the same thing.
Blind people don't have superhuman ears but their brains can rewire themselves to give them an edge over those who can see.
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In one sense, the brain feels no pain. In another sense, it feels all the pain.
Searching for meaning.
Meaning and purpose aren't the same, but one does drive the other.
With the right investment, the next few years could be extremely exciting for Nigerian neuroscience.
New approach to preventing seizures proves effective in mice.
More than a feeling?
On tablets and laptops, people are turning to ASMR videos to unwind in the digital age.
A podcast all about nothing. From the importance of doing nothing to the ill-effects of time spent in solitary confinement and what nothing means in space.
The longer they keep you plugged in to a game, the better it is for the house.
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When you engage in recreational gambling, you're not simply playing against the odds – you're battling an enemy trained in the art of deceit and subterfuge who uses human nature against you.
African-Americans are underrepresented in large-scale genetic and neuroscience studies.
African-Americans are severely underrepresented in genetics and neuroscience research. That could leave the treatments of the future out of their reach.
In an epileptic brain, the neurons fire wildly.
During epileptic seizures, neurons in the brain fire without rhyme or reason. New research identifies a possible way to wrest back control by stopping these signals before they can get started.
African elephant bull.
Cells that transmit nerve impulses in the part of elephants' brains responsible for functions such as learning and memory are structured differently from those of any other mammal.
Like the day’s newspaper, the brain has a temporary way to keep track of events.
How do brains convert experiences into memories? New research explores the chain of events by focusing on what genes shift into gear when neurons are firing.
Cognitive behavioural therapy has become a go to for clinicians treating symptoms of schizophrenia. Recent studies suggest that this is a mistake.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, President Donald Trump and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras before the NATO summit in Brussels July 11, 2018.
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The relentless news cycle has many people feeling overwhelmed and stressed, wondering how to calm their lives and stay healthy. Here are some tips from neuoscience that may help.
A podcast about confidence – from how it works in our brains and whether it can get us ahead at work to how confidence tricksters fool people into falling for their scams.
Swedish pharmacologist and Nobel laureate, Arvid Carlsson.
Unravelling the story of how a simple neurotransmitter led to the development of a drug for Parkinson's disease.
What are your in-groups and out-groups?
Our neural circuits lead us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who differ, resulting in a battle between reward and distrust. But these brain connections aren't the end of the story.
Aviation safety has much to gain from neuroscience: studying how our brains become “deaf” to alarms allows us to adapt the pilot's flight instruments.