Scientists may have just found out what causes the "voices" in schizophrenia. They've identified problems in a connection between brain structures that may predispose individuals to hearing the "voices" that are a common symptom of schizophrenia.
Scientists have found that there's some pretty sophisticated underlying brain circuitry that keeps us from biting our tongues.
The molecular equivalent of traffic jams – a cluster of nerve cells inside the brain – can potentially be the result of cellular degeneration and death. Researchers from the University of Buffalo examined these blockages in the brains of fruit flies.
Want people to think your face looks more attractive? Then try some perfume. Scientists have found that women's faces are rated as more attractive in the presence of pleasant odors.
Could simple brain stimulation take away "free choice?" Scientists have discovered that when applying electrical pulses to the brains of macaques and presenting them with two images, the primates changed their preference from one image to the other.
It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie; scientists have created a way for pilots to control a plane using only their brains. With a wired cap on his head, a pilot can use his mind to control an aircraft and make a safe landing.
Keeping your brain sharp from the very start plays a critical role in the impact of cognitive functioning throughout puberty. According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Rutgers, they found that newborn brain cells in young rats that were successful at learning survived while the same br...
The visual cortex doesn't only glean information for your eyes; it turns out that it also takes sensory information from your ears when viewing the world.
It turns out that scientists can artificially impact the learning process. By stimulating a certain population of neurons within the brain with electricity, researchers can alter learning.
The age-old saying, "forgive and forget," may have some scientific truth behind it. It turns out that if a person forgives someone, they're more easily able to forget the transgression.
Scientists have discovered that training can increase the blood flow in the left hemisphere of our brain, which suggests that the areas responsible for music and language share common pathways.
Want to develop a faster microchip? Then basing it on the human brain is a good place to start. Scientists have created a more energy-efficient circuit board that's 9,000 times faster than usual by modeling it on the human brain.