Latest Human brain Stories
If the human brain is comparable to a computer, why does it so often make mistakes that its electronic counterpart does not? New research suggests it all has to do with how various problems are presented.
Anyone who has tried to learn a second language knows how difficult it is to absorb new words and use them to accurately express ideas in a completely new cultural format.
Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures.
Men and women have ‘strikingly’ complimentary differences in their neural wiring that may explain some of the behavioral differences between the sexes.
Research released today reveals a new model for a genetic eye disease, and shows how animal models — from fruit flies to armadillos and monkeys — can yield valuable information about the human brain.
UCLA psychologists have used brain-imaging techniques to study what happens to the human brain when it slips into unconsciousness.
A new study has discovered profound abnormalities in brain activity in a group of retired American football players.
In a breakthrough for understanding brain evolution, neuroscientists have shown that differences between primate brains - from the tiny marmoset to human – can be largely explained as consequences of the same genetic program.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine believe that they have located a specific site in the human brain that could be one of the sources of dizziness and spatial disorientation.
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.
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