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Latest Human brain Stories

The Wellcome Collections Unveils Their New Exhibition Brains
2015-03-11 12:06:31

Donating your brain to science is a little taboo. We delve into why people think this and why science needs a steady stream of brains.

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2015-03-07 15:00:57

Your brain processes things seen as parts belonging to a whole, whether they are real or imaginary.

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2015-03-01 12:25:23

Should brain imaging information be accessible to police officers, lawyers, or other investigators during a criminal investigation, and if so, will the brain be protected under the US Constitution?

extrovert brain
2015-02-26 14:59:07

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.

meditation brain
2015-02-05 13:14:22

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.

smartphone thumbs
2014-12-24 09:08:17

Scientists of the future might look back on the 21st century as a pivotal moment in the evolution of the human thumb.

Gateway To Human Memory Pinpointed By Brain Researchers
2014-12-01 03:33:40

Study in humans tracks information flow within the brain using ultra-precise magnetic resonance imaging

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2014-11-28 06:53:25

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.

alcoholic brain
2014-11-20 09:36:57

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.

ADHD
2014-09-17 03:00:27

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.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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