Neuroscience


19 May 2018

In March 2011, my life took a turn when a simple blood sample would reveal whether or not I would have the rare,...

12 May 2018

Antidepressants have long been surrounded by controversy: are too many people taking them? Or are doctors too reluctant...

09 March 2018

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and how can we better monitor and treat it?

19 February 2018

Every time Tim sees the letter “E,” he also sees the color red...

01 February 2018

For many people who struggle to get a good night’s rest, being able to switch on and off the brain circuits that...

26 January 2018

“…Throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart”, tweeted Donald...

17 December 2017

There is growing evidence from scientific studies that individuals can become addicted to using social networking sites...

27 October 2017

Movie directors regularly manipulate the passage of time in films to entertain their audiences, but researchers are...

18 September 2017

Lively—almost childlike—the 70-year-old men skipped out of a monastery one fine morning. They’d just spent five days...

18 August 2017

Disabling and disruptive to the lives of sufferers, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects around 740,000 people...

24 May 2017

To see Blade Runner 2049 in 3D might be a dazzling experience but how did 3D vision develop in the evolution? Is it...

13 April 2017

Replacing lost brain cells may help undo the damage caused by Parkinson’s disease, researchers believe.

09 April 2017

In the 1940s and 1950s, more than 40,000 “lobotomies” were performed in the USA alone. Doctors essentially removed the...

15 March 2017

Abnormalities of specific neural circuits relates to lack of flexibility in OCD, new research suggests

20 February 2017

Like a game of mental Battleships, neurolinguists work out how we process language by matching up brain injuries and...

11 February 2017

The wingbeats of mute swans produce substantial noise to an earthbound listener, but have you ever thought of the noise...

08 February 2017

Six years ago Elke Haenisch, now 70, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a rapidly progressive...

27 January 2017

Eating well and going for walks in middle age can contribute to cutting your risk of dementia in half.

18 January 2017

New research takes advances in the Alzheimer’s field and applies them to the field of infection biology to help combat...

06 January 2017

Real-time data from smokers’ brains could help them re-programme their minds and stub out cigarettes for good.

28 December 2016

Why are economists playing quantum games, and how does this emerging field relate to the “classical” game theory used...

21 April 2016

Intensive bouts of meditation have an immediate and visible impact on practitioners’ sleeping brainwaves...

14 April 2016

A new device is helping police train their brains to make better decisions in risky situations...

21 January 2016

Musicians are best at following conversations in loud places, and brain scans are revealing how this can be used to...