Long overlooked by scientists, white matter may provide clues to some of the brain’s greatest mysteries.
Deciphering the biological pathways behind rare genetic diseases often involves assembling a team of specialists to work closely with the family members of those affected.
Researchers used a test designed for babies to show that rhesus monkeys can sense their own heartbeats. The finding opens up important paths of research into consciousness and mental health issues.
The unique power of story is like a sharp knife, writes Claire Corbett. It is neither good nor evil, but can cut both ways.
The brain can count small numbers or compare large ones. But it struggles to understand the value of a single large number. This fact may be influencing how people react to numbers about the pandemic.
Bruce Willis’ family today revealed he has been diagnosed with aphasia. So what actually is aphasia and why haven’t we heard of it before?
When designing neuroprosthetic devices for users to control with their thoughts, engineers must take into account the sensory information brains collect from the environment and how it gets processed.
Pinpointing the molecular targets behind the subjective effects of psychedelic drugs could help clinicians and researchers better treat psychiatric conditions.
To think about the ways in which images engage audiences, we can consider Europe’s response to two major refugee crises.
It’s intriguing how some people experience ASMR while others don’t - our latest research suggests that many ASMR responders are highly sensitive “orchids”.
New research offers insights into the brain after COVID-19 that may have implications for our understanding of long COVID-19 and how the disease affects our senses of taste and smell.
Brain changes including shrinkage, weakened connections and poorer performance on thinking and memory tests could explain ‘brain fog’ after COVID – even after ‘mild’ cases.
Humans can be resuscitated after 10 minutes, so we may have some level of consciousness immediately after death.
Forgetfulness is often regarded as a sign of old age. But what exactly is going on in the brain that makes it more difficult for older people to remember things?
Vaccine hesitancy is often met with one of two responses: Ridicule, or factual information. Both assume a failure of reason, but human behaviour is more complex than reason, so both responses fail.
There is evidence to suggest that dopamine plays a key role in gamling addiction.
The physical activity and social connection that take place at recess help children be more engaged once back in the classroom.
Understanding when and how neurons die is an important part of research on neurodegenerative diseases like Lou Gehrig’s, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Thinking about revenge makes the brain’s reward centres light up.
Understanding how the brain translates smells into behavior change can help advance search and rescue technology and treatments for neurological conditions.