A team of experts investigated whether Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response offers real health benefits to people who swear by the experience. The experience had been commonly referred to as 'brain orgasm' or 'tingles.'
Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2018
Researchers created an artificial human prion through a laboratory experiment with proteins from E. coli bacteria. The synthetic human prion offered experts more understanding on how to combat infectious and fatal brain disorders.
Biotech June 7, 2018
A team of scientists identified the portion of the brain that is activated when people undergo spiritual experiences. The researchers said the study could help understand the importance of spiritual experience to mental health.
Neuroscience June 4, 2018
Why are human brains bigger than those of other species in the animal kingdom? New research suggests a trio of genes could be responsible, and they’re exclusive to humans.
Neuroscience June 2, 2018
Scientists described for the first time how the ‘second brain’ in the gut perform its specific functions. The team found that this ‘second brain’ work autonomously from the central nervous system.
Feature | Health May 31, 2018
A team of scientists were able to keep a pig's brain alive while outside of its body. The method may likely be possible for human brains as well, which opens various scientific applications but also raises serious ethical issues.
Medicine April 27, 2018
Just like a younger brain, the aging human brain can still form new neurons but why does the brain deteriorate in old age? A closer look at the hippocampus offers some clues.
Neuroscience April 6, 2018
A new study disproved the long-standing concept that adult human brains can produce new neurons. Findings suggest that neurogenesis stops when a person reaches the age of 13.
Neuroscience March 8, 2018
A phenomenon called the interbrain could explain our gut feelings and why people have a hard time maintaining eye contact in certain situations. This may also explain why laughter is infectious.
Neuroscience January 7, 2018
About 25 percent of the human body's energy usage is reserved for the brain. This is often seen as a characteristic unique to humans, but new research finds that some animals also allot large amounts of energy for brainpower.
Neuroscience November 2, 2017
Research finds that sleep deprivation is even more dangerous than originally thought. Chronic lack of sleep stimulates cell activity that causes irreversible damage to the brain.
Neuroscience May 27, 2017
Scientists have discovered 40 new genes linked to intelligence. However, intelligence proves time and again that it's a complex affair, raising the question: is intelligence hereditary?
Neuroscience May 23, 2017
Elon Musk has confirmed that he's now the CEO of Neuralink, which may well be his most ambitious project. Neuralink aims to connect human brains and computers, making AI an extension of the brain as seamless to access as an extra faculty.
Robotics April 21, 2017
A study has revealed that asymmetrical genetic activity in the spinal cord determines people’s left or right handedness, which starts in the mother’s womb. The study bypasses older assertions that the human brain is responsible for the same.
Neuroscience February 21, 2017
Through magnetic resonance imaging and an advanced segmentation approach, researchers discovered decreased volumes of subfields of the hippocampus in subjects with bipolar disorder. The hippocampus controls our memories and emotional behavior.
Neuroscience January 27, 2017
Brain scans revealed a link between the shape of the brain and personality types. The structure of the brain also hints of risk for mental health problems.
Neuroscience January 25, 2017
A new research that involved 29 mammals suggests a link between yawning and brain size. Animals with bigger brain were found to yawn longer.
Animals October 6, 2016
Scientists found the location of the brain physics engine that helps predict how objects behave. Brain activities revealed that people constantly make physical inferences.
Neuroscience August 10, 2016
Scientists from Washington University have created a painstakingly detailed map that presents previously unknown regions of the brain. How will this brain map change the field of neuroscience?
Neuroscience July 20, 2016
A new study suggests that people who crossed different time zones traveling eastward suffer from jet lag more than those going west. Researchers believe this has connected to how the brain is able to operate the body's biological clock.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2016
An open letter warns the public about the risks that come from transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a 'do-it-yourself' type of brain stimulation. Experts warn that they could be doing more harm than good.
Neuroscience July 8, 2016
Human beings have larger brains than other primates, and we also live longer and have more children. This may be due to our higher metabolisms, new research reveals.
Animals May 4, 2016
Fructose consumption was found to alter brain genes, which regulate important physiologic functions. Researchers from UCLA also discovered that omega-3 diet can reverse the fructose’s harmful effects.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2016
Tossing and turning on your first night sleeping in a new place? Researchers have found that your brain may have something to do with what is known as the first-night effect.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2016
Humans can still beat computers in complex problem-solving, such as in the complex matter of quantum physics. Through the game Quantum Moves, Danish researchers recruit players to help them figure out the quantum speed limit and build a quantum computer in the future.
April 14, 2016
A study has found that regular exercise ranging from moderate to intense can help slow down brain aging by up to 10 years. Participants who had regular exercise in the span of five years had slower brain decline and better cognitive test results.
Life March 26, 2016
Previously, Zika virus has been linked to paralysis and microcephaly. A new report says that it may also cause brain inflammation, which is fatal.
Life March 13, 2016
Facebook addiction among the present generation is hardwired in the brain, a psychologist says. Brain evolution, particularly that of size, explains how such social changes occurred.
Life March 8, 2016
A new study has found that the brain has a personality that influences intelligence. By studying different brain regions, researchers were able to contribute to the study of human cognition.
Life February 28, 2016
The brain of a rabbit has been frozen and thawed without damage for the first time. This could lead to a form of immortality sooner than you think.
February 12, 2016
A foundation offers a growing prize purse for the first scientist or team to rigorously exhibit a surgical method for “inexpensively and completely preserving an entire human brain” for 100 years. Two esteemed neuroscientists are currently competing in the brain preservation challenge.
February 8, 2016
Scientists used a 3-D printed gel model to reveal how the brain gets its signature wrinkled look. The fetal brain starts off with a smooth surface. Wrinkling or folding is Nature's way of packing a powerful, large processor in a small skull.
Life February 2, 2016
Scientists from New York University have discovered that the behavior of people during new situations is likely influenced by memories formed by different neurological processes. The hippocampus and striatum of the brain both play an important role in this phenomenon.
Life January 20, 2016
The human brain uses 0.15 percent of the original information to process data. Researchers developed an algorithm that explains how the human brain can process large amounts of data all at the same time.
Life December 29, 2015
Researchers discovered that mental time travel is a capability exclusive to humans. A new theoretical model shows that unlike animals, human beings can mentally go back and forward in time.
Life December 27, 2015
Researchers discovered a network of genes that may be responsible for a person's level of intelligence. Understanding the said gene clusters deeper may help improve mental ability and enhance the quality of life of patients with cognitive difficulties.
Life December 23, 2015
UK researchers found that the more opiate receptors the brain had, the higher the body’s ability to hurdle the pain. The findings opened possibilities in developing more natural solutions for arthritis treatment and against long-term severe pain.
Life October 24, 2015
Scientists at the University of Michigan are conducting brain imaging and behavioral assessments before and after they go on missions to the International Space Station to find out the potential effects of staying on zero-gravity environments on the human brain.
Space October 12, 2015
Many fields of science make use of rats in research, but a new project did something different. For the first time, 82 neuroscientists simulated a part of a rat's brain - could a human brain be next?
October 9, 2015
A team of researchers has designed a new standard for comparing artificial intelligence with the human brain. According to the standard, the world's most powerful supercomputers are 30 times less powerful than the human brain.
FUTURE TECH August 26, 2015
A group of researchers suggested that carbohydrates are the key food nutrient that helped expand the size of human brains to what it is now. Paleo diet may be a fad now but cooked starches are what made humans smarter as they went through the phases of evolution.
Life August 8, 2015
Screams are effective at causing fear and alarm in people because the acoustics of shrieks are designed to reach the fear circuit of the brain directly, according to a new study conducted by the University of Geneva.
Life July 17, 2015
A new study conducted by Rush University Medical Center researchers suggests that the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the health of an individual vary depending on race.
Life July 16, 2015
Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a way to identify potential learning disabilities in children. The method measures the ability of children to decipher sounds amid background noises.
Life July 15, 2015
Photographs of celebrities and famous landmarks were used to find how the brain creates new memories. What could this study tell us about the inner workings of the human brain?
Life July 5, 2015