Neuroscience

Learning to Read in Your 30s Could Profoundly Change the Brain

Learning to Read in Your 30s Could Profoundly Change the Brain

Reading is such a new ability in human evolutionary history that the existence of a 'reading area' could not be specified in our genes. A...
Brain-Stimulation Technique Boosts Cognitive Training? No Evidence

Brain-Stimulation Technique Boosts Cognitive Training? No Evidence

Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS)—a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain—has been growing in popularity. But new research suggests that it...
New Brain Mapping Tool Produces Higher Resolution Data During Brain Surgery

New Brain Mapping Tool Produces Higher Resolution Data During Brain Surgery

Researchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural...
Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we’re dieting

Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we’re dieting

A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as...
You don't see what I see

You Don’t See What I See

Perhaps we only see what we've learned to see. In a recent multinational study in the journal Cognitive Science, a research team led by Kyoto University...
Supporting actors take lead role as our brains age

Supporting actors take lead role as our brains age

The main changes in our brains as we get older are in the brain cells with a supporting role, called glial cells, British scientists...
When You Injure Your Knee, It Changes Your Brain

When You Injure Your Knee, It Changes Your Brain

A new study shows that when you injure your knee, it changes your brain – which could put you at risk for further injuries. Using MRI,...
Love hormone is released during crises

Love hormone is released during crises

When you notice your partner is less interested than you are, your brain may send out a hormone that can help you fix the...
How the injured brain tells the body it's hurt

How the injured brain tells the body it’s hurt?

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune...
How our consciousness connects mental and physical health

How our consciousness connects mental and physical health

How do you feel right now, in general? Pleasant or unpleasant? Crummy, calm, or jittery? Somewhere in between? Northeastern's Lisa Feldman Barrett and her colleagues...