Neuroscience

From Beethoven to Bieber, why playing music to chimps is falling on deaf ears

From Beethoven to Bieber, why playing music to chimps is falling on deaf ears

Playing music to captive chimpanzees has no positive effect on their welfare, researchers have concluded. Previous research conducted with chimpanzees living in laboratories has suggested...
Atrial Fibrillation associated with reduced frontal lobe in the brain

Atrial Fibrillation associated with reduced frontal lobe in the brain

It is well established that Atrial Fibrillation (AF), a common heart arrhythmia, is associated with an increased risk of stroke and cognitive decline. However, the...
Over time, marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward

Over time, marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward

Most people would get a little “rush” out of the idea that they’re about to win some money. If you could look into their...
Sleep deprivation impairs ability to interpret facial expressions

Sleep deprivation impairs ability to interpret facial expressions

After a rough night's sleep, your ability to recognize whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer, according to a study led...
Brain 'rewires' itself to enhance other senses in blind people

Brain ‘rewires’ itself to enhance other senses in blind people

The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as...
How the brain sees the world in 3-D

How the brain sees the world in 3-D

We live in a three-dimensional world, but everything we see is first recorded on our retinas in only two dimensions. So how does the brain...
Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured

Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured

A new UCLA study could change scientists' understanding of how the brain works -- and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders...
Statistics method shows networks differ in epileptic brains

Statistics method shows networks differ in epileptic brains

Rice University scientists develop novel method to study brain connections in epilepsy A novel statistical approach to analyzing patients with epilepsy has revealed details about...
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's -- a key discovery about human memory

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s — a key discovery about human memory

As Superman flies over the city, people on the ground famously suppose they see a bird, then a plane, and then finally realize it's...
Sex differences in brain activity alter pain therapies

Sex differences in brain activity alter pain therapies

A female brain's resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study by...