Neuroscience

Mammal forerunner sheds light on brain evolution

A newly described fossil of an extinct mammal relative — and her 38 babies — is among the best evidence that a key development...

Scientists discover 35 genes linked to marijuana use

A large-scale genetic study found that some of the same genes associated with the use of cannabis are also associated with certain personality types...

Brain implant could stop epilepsy seizures

For many people who suffer from neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, there are no viable treatment options. In our latest research, we developed an implantable...
How the brain experiences time

How the brain experiences time

Researchers have discovered a network of cells that appears to play a crucial role in putting experience into a temporal context Researchers at the Kavli...

The connections among obesity, brain and gene

Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and...

Scientists discover a new kind of human brain cell

One of the most intriguing questions about the human brain is also one of the most difficult for neuroscientists to answer: What sets our...

MRI shows lifestyle habits affect brain health

In a study led by the University of Oxford, researchers used advanced MRI to test if factors such as blood pressure, fitness, smoking and...

New treatment could boost quality of life for people with depression

People who receive vagus nerve stimulation for depression experience significant improvements in quality of life, even when their symptoms don’t completely subside, researchers report. A...
A new map of the brain’s serotonin system

A new map of the brain’s serotonin system

Stanford scientists paint nuanced picture of brain system regulating moods, movements As Liqun Luo was writing his introductory textbook on neuroscience in 2012, he found...

Dehydration can change your brain shape and activity

When dehydration strikes, part of the brain can swell, neural signaling can intensify, and doing monotonous tasks can get harder. With the help of brain...