Topic: Brain Science

February 18, 2018 SuperAgers - Researchers are learning about aging from people over 80 who haven’t experienced cognitive decline.
February 15, 2018 Low Light Learning - How dim lighting can reduce our ability to learn.
February 7, 2018 Outdoor Brains - What can taking research outdoors tell us about the brain?
February 6, 2018 Moving Muscles - A little dopamine at the right moment is all muscles need to get moving.
February 5, 2018 Friendship on the Brain - Close friends show similar brain patterns.
November 30, 2017 Vision Video Games - Could action video games help older people’s vision?
September 14, 2017 Dream Navigating - Researchers are puzzling out the brain’s GPS system.
August 30, 2017 Slow Motion Bias - Slow motion videos of violent encounters bias our interpretation of the events.
August 18, 2017 Running Rat Memory - Exercise helps young rats build long-lasting brain capacity.
August 11, 2017 Familiar Faces - Scientists identify two brain regions important for familiar face recognition.
July 11, 2017 Blind Echolocation - Blind people who can echolocate use their brain’s visual center to do so.
June 13, 2017 Prenatal Face Preference - New research suggests that not just newborns, but fetuses, too, preferentially favor the human face.
June 8, 2017 Early Autism Algorithm - Can brain studies predict autism in babies?
May 12, 2017 Beauty & Thinking - Does enjoying beauty require thought?
May 4, 2017 Reading Infant Pain - Scientists measure babies’ pain via their brains.
April 24, 2017 Star-Nosed Moles - What star-nosed moles reveal about the specialized mammalian brain.
April 13, 2017 Night Owl Genes - Some night owls may have a mutation that lengthens their circadian clock.
April 12, 2017 Memorable Smells - How does our brain associate certain smells with vivid memories?
March 2, 2017 Memory Over Time - Learning how the brain links memories created days, months or years apart.
February 20, 2017 The Body’s Sense of Taste - Taste receptors are actually located all over the body, not just in the mouth.
February 3, 2017 Precise Memory - An electromagnetic device could improve our ability to remember details.
February 1, 2017 Illness & Sleepiness - A primitive neural switch may explain why illness makes us sleepy.
January 31, 2017 Long-Lasting LSD - Scientists decipher the key to LSD’s staying power.
January 18, 2017 Goal-directed Brain Cells - Bats have specialized neurons that help them navigate towards a target.
January 17, 2017 Monkey Metamemory - Neuroscientists investigate how humans ponder what we’ve learned by studying the brains of monkeys.
January 16, 2017 Killer Mice - Scientists discover a vertebrate brain circuit that triggers hunting, pouncing and biting.
January 10, 2017 Hummingbird Vision - Hummingbirds have vision that’s specially tuned to fast movement in every direction.
January 5, 2017 Sleepwalking Brains - A listener asks what's going on in the brain when someone is sleepwalking.
December 21, 2016 The Sociable Brain - Do social butterflies and wallflowers have different brain structures?
December 12, 2016 The Brain on Time - The brain chemical dopamine may regulate our perception of how fast time passes.
November 23, 2016 Deafness & Brain Structure - The brain architecture for processing sound is the same in deaf people as in hearing people.
November 21, 2016 Musician’s Dystonia - Neuroscientists are looking for the roots of musician’s dystonia, a condition similar to writer’s cramp.
November 18, 2016 Older Minds - The poorly focused mind may hold advantages in some kinds of problem-solving.
November 15, 2016 Stressed Spleen - What does the spleen have to do with anxiety?
September 30, 2016 Emotional Bumblebees - Can bees and other insects feel emotional?
September 22, 2016 Brain Voices - Scientists are beginning to reconstruct the words people hear based on electrical activity in their brains.
August 30, 2016 Visualizing Addiction - Sensors that light up in presence of neurotransmitters are helping unlock the secrets of drug addiction.
August 5, 2016 Teen Brains - Teen brains are much more developed in some areas than others.
August 2, 2016 Slow Motion Bias - Slow motion videos of violent encounters bias our interpretation of the events.
July 28, 2016 Alzheimer’s & Exercise - Exercise may promote healthy communication between blood vessels and brain cells.
July 21, 2016 Sperm Whale Messages - The click-like sounds made by deep-diving sperm whales carry personally identifying information.
July 20, 2016 Ecstasy Research - Can studying how certain Schedule I drugs work lead to insights about brain function?
July 6, 2016 Treating Brain Injuries - Researchers are testing a new way to transport therapeutic drugs to the site of traumatic brain injuries.
June 1, 2016 Scanning for Consciousness - A brain scanning technique could help determine levels of awareness experienced by patients in comas.
May 27, 2016 Psychadelics & Depression - Hallucinogenic drugs could lead to new treatments for intractable depression.
May 17, 2016 Mother’s Voice - Brain scans reveal the power of a mother’s voice on her child.
May 13, 2016 Sleep & Aging - Insomnia in older adults is due to a failure in brain circuitry.
May 10, 2016 Subconscious Visual Bias - A neuroscientist finds that subconscious stereotypes can lead us to see hostility in friendly faces.
May 5, 2016 Teen Brains - Teen brains are much more developed in some areas than others.
April 25, 2016 The “First Night” Effect - What happens in our brains when we can’t fall asleep in new places.