Neuroscience

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...

17 December 2015

Researchers are using fMRI scanners and specially designed questions to decode your mind, and it’s helping them unpick...

11 June 2015

Ever wondered how your body keeps you upright?

13 February 2015

How is music able to give us the creeps so effectively?

19 March 2014

What does sleep do to your ability to make new memories? Alice Kay investigates...

25 December 2013

It is London in the year 2037, and the artificial fog rolls off the Thames. A successful academic drug-hunter named...

19 December 2013

The emerging field of chronotherapeutics seeks to align drug treatments with an individual's body clock. The...

12 December 2013

Do you find it harder to learn and adapt to new things than you once did? Do you find you're more forgetful than...

24 September 2012

Your memories may be less reliable than you think. Research has shown that not only do our memories often play tricks...

21 June 2012

The psychedelic drug psilocybin, the active principal of magic mushrooms, was once thought to have promising medical...

23 May 2011

In 2009, the synthetic stimulant mephedrone became a hugely popular recreational drug for young people in the UK while...