Researcher Taimur Ahmed holds the newly designed chip.
Our brains create new memories, and forget old ones, by forging and breaking connections between nerve cells. Now researchers can do something similar using a light-sensitive electronic chip.
What happens in our brains and bodies when we emotionally react to music? Can neural technology provide new ways to interact with music?
Neurons treated with a fluorescent dye show their interconnections.
Finding out more about how the brain works could help programmers translate thinking from the wet and squishy world of biology into all-new forms of machine learning in the digital world.
Scientists may have worked out how emotions shape the memory processes.
Thomas Durcan’s lab is using pluripotent stem cells to grow human brain neurons in a dish, in search of a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Thomas Durcan's lab is growing 3D mini-brains in the search for a cure for Parkinson's disease. Over the next year he is giving all his lab's protocols, methods and results away.
Researchers have ideas how to probe consciousness in another.
The only consciousness you can ever be certain about is your own. But there are different types of clues that could hint at what's happening within another entity.
New innovations in neurotechnology should consider ethical, social and legal implications.
With increasing technological innovations in neuroscience, the field of neuroethics grows in relevance - especially when it comes to informing applications and policy.
People have always been intrigued by illusions, but only in the last century have they been able to teach us about the workings of the brain.
Artist impression of neurons communicating in the brain.
A new technology has enabled neuroscientists to examine the chemistry of individual brain cells. The finding reveal how genes are regulated differently in brain cells of people with autism compared to neurotypical people.
If one of your hands is anaesthetised, the remaining one will be better at touch perception.
New research involving temporary 'finger amputations’ raises hope for more effective stroke rehabilitation.
Researchers imagine tapping into your body’s reactions to extreme cold to reap psychological benefits.
Can the brain’s conscious mechanisms exert a significant influence on the body’s autonomic functions? New research suggests yes – with possible implications for mental health.
How can both be sure the other hit it out?
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Sports fans see it all the time: two people arguing about a split-second difference in who did what. New research suggests human beings have a bias to perceive their own actions as happening sooner.
Anne Boleyn (with head in situ).
How long does the brain remain conscious after decapitation?
Which way does neurobiological evidence tip the scales in sentencing?
How do jurors use different kinds of information about mental illness when making sentencing decisions? An experiment finds that neurobiological evidence could harm or help defendants.
Do the eyes have it?
Would you rather lose your sense of touch or your vision? Here are the pros and cons of each, according to science.
Researchers get their first glimpse into what happens in the brain when we consciously relinquish control over our actions and go with the flow.
Young people may have a harder time processing violent footage, as their brains are still developing.
Many teenagers may have seen the live footage of the Christchurch shooting. Here are some ways parents and teachers can help them process it.
Do you have a magnetic compass in your head?
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.
A headache is not from your brain itself hurting, but it might mean some of the muscles, membranes and tissues surrounding the brain or its blood supply system could be hurting.
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.
Your brain is about 70% water.
An adult brain weighs about 1.5kg. It's mostly water with some fat, protein, sugar and a dash of salt. Sounds like pancakes, I know, but I once tried chicken brains and, well, pancakes are tastier.