Latest Human brain Stories
Our brains give us the remarkable ability to make sense of situations we've never encountered before—a familiar person in an unfamiliar place, for example, or a coworker in a different job role—but the mechanism our brains use to accomplish this has been a longstanding mystery of neuroscience.
People can be easily tricked into believing an artificial finger is their own.
Recent advances in neurofeedback techniques have made it possible to remaster the signal-to-noise ratio of the brain activity underlying our thoughts.
Researchers from the University of Montreal and their colleagues have found brain activity beyond a flat line EEG, which they have called Nu-complexes (from the Greek letter Νν).
A ten-year project has led to major revisions in our understanding of the bird brain, concluding that it is much more similar to mammalian brains than previously thought.
While both philosophers and scientists have searched for ages for the biological source of the human imagination, the authors of a paper appearing in this week’s edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report that they have located it in the human brain.
According to a new study, researchers have mapped the complex brain interactions responsibility for the ability to hold a conversation or play a musical instrument.
Scientists say that language and tool-making abilities appear to have evolved at the same time in humans and to originate in the same brain region.
In the ongoing quest to better understand the human brain, Austrian scientists have been growing their own mini brains.
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