All Things Brain
Getting Lost Makes the Brain Go Haywire
In caves and labyrinths, humans’ cerebral navigation equipment is mostly useless. That can spark panic or free the mind.
Gustav Klimt in the Brain Lab - Issue 69: Patterns
The neuroscientist was in the art gallery and there were many things to learn. So Eric Kandel excitedly guided me through the bright…
How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right Order
A long-standing mystery in neuroscience is how the brain attaches a timestamp to our memories. Researchers now may have identified a neural mechanism.
Scans Show Women's Brains Remain Youthful As Male Brains Wind Down
Researchers say the metabolism of a woman's brain remains higher than a man's throughout a lifetime. And that may help with late-life creativity and learning.
Study shows how LSD interferes with brain's signalling
Scans of volunteers who took acid shows it disrupts information pathways in brain
Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.
The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.
We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it
Evidence is growing that a bacteria involved in gum disease causes Alzheimer's, raising hopes over new kinds of treatments that are currently undergoing testing
Pioneering brain study reveals ‘software’ differences between humans and monkeys
Neuroscientists tracked the activity of single neurons deep in the brain and suggest the findings could explain humans’ intelligence — and susceptibility to psychiatric disorders.
Why the Brain Is So Noisy - Issue 68: Context
One of the core challenges of modern AI can be demonstrated with a rotating yellow school bus. When viewed head-on on a country road,…
Daily Movement — Even Household Chores — May Boost Brain Health In Elderly
Whether it's exercise or housework, older Americans who move their bodies regularly may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions and other signs of dementia.
How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp
Irisin, a hormone that is released during exercise, may improve brain health and lessen the damage that occurs during Alzheimer’s disease.
A Leaky Memory May Be a Good Thing
“Active forgetting” could make your brain more efficient.
Physics explains why time passes faster as you age
The minutes tick by steadily, unchanging, and yet the days pass faster as you get older. A new paper explains how we perceive time.
Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn
In “cognitive rehabilitation,” therapists train patients in simple tasks that can make daily life much easier.
This One Thing You Do Every Day Can Help Prevent Dementia & More
Part of living a healthy lifestyle is finding room in your pre-existing schedule for things you know are good for you — things like brushing your teeth, eating well-balanced meals, and sleeping seven to nine hours a night. Isn't it nice when…
I'm a neurosurgeon, and the habit that completely changed my life can help improve anyone's mind
Reading can provide you with new knowledge, but it can also help your brain functions. Dr. Mark McLaughlin says reading books transformed his life.
Brains of 3 People Have Been Successfully Connected, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts
Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people to share their thoughts – and in this case, play a Tetris-style game.
The Brain's Autopilot Mechanism Steers Consciousness
Freud’s notion of a dark, libidinous unconscious is obsolete. A new theory holds that the brain produces a continuous stream of unconscious predictions
Scientists Find A Brain Circuit That Could Explain Seasonal Depression
Research suggests the winter blues are triggered by specialized light-sensing cells in the retina that communicate directly with brain areas involved in mood.
Bad Vibes: How Hits To The Head Are Transferred To The Brain
A question about heading soccer balls inspired a series of experiments to understand how the brain changes shape when someone's head takes a hit.