Neuroscience

How much are we learning

How much are we learning?

Natural selection is science’s best critic. In 2003, the Human Genome Project revealed to the world the three billion chemical units within human DNA. Since that...

A step closer to brain-like computing

New memristor better mimics synapses. A new electronic device developed at the University of Michigan can directly model the behaviors of a synapse, which is...

Slow brain waves linked to early signs of Alzheimer’s

To turn back the clock on Alzheimer's disease, many researchers are seeking ways to effectively diagnose the neurodegenerative disorder earlier. One potential way to do...

Human brain evolution may cause schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

In a recent study, researchers found that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may be caused by human brain revolution. They found that the same aspects of...

Stanford scientists discover why chemotherapy could harm the brain

More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone. In a...
Drawing could help older people enhance memory

Drawing could help older people enhance memory

Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if...

Bigger brains are smarter, but not by much

The English idiom “highbrow,” derived from a physical description of a skull barely able to contain the brain inside of it, comes from a...

What can 3D printing tell us about the human brain?

Our world is full of networks. Our social networks are abstract, but others, such as the circuitry in our brains or the underground networks of...

MRI scans may provide a way to predict your dementia risk

MRI brain scans may one day be able to gauge your risk of dementia as early as 2.6 years before memory loss is detectable,...

Scientists discover the roots of obsessive-compulsive disorder

They clean their hands, many times in a row. They click switches on and off, over and over. They check—and re-check, and check again—that...