Latest Human brain Stories
If you’ve ever been cornered by an extrovert at a party, they’ll probably fall into one of two categories: "affiliative" chatterers or “agentic" self-starters.
While people may be living longer, the years they gain often come with increased risks for mental illness and neurodegenerative disease. Fortunately, a new study shows meditation could be one way to minimize those risks.
Scientists of the future might look back on the 21st century as a pivotal moment in the evolution of the human thumb.
Study in humans tracks information flow within the brain using ultra-precise magnetic resonance imaging
Dog lovers are often keen to stress that the bond between themselves and their pet is as strong any human relationship, even family ones. Although they may not be able to talk back, a new study has shown that when it comes to hearing what we say to them, dogs are great listeners.
Regularly drinking too much alcohol can cause measurable damage to the brain’s frontal and superior white matter tracts, according to new research appearing in the December 2014 online-only edition of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and those without.
When investigators applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed significantly greater recovery in motor ability than mice that had experienced strokes but whose brains weren't stimulated.
A team of bioengineers from Tufts University in Massachusetts have developed three-dimensional brain-like cortical tissue that is similar in structure and function to tissues found in the brain of a rat which can be kept alive in the laboratory for more than eight weeks.
A team of researchers at the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University has discovered that hidden differences in the properties of neural circuits can account for whether animals are
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.