A 22-year-old man had miraculously survived being internally decapitated or what scientifically called as atlanto-occipital dislocation. People who suffered the condition had their skulls separated from their spines internally but their head was not entirely decapitated physically.
Neuroscience August 5, 2018
Could a friendly lip-smacking gesture give rise to something as intricate as human speech? MRI scans of monkey brains revealed this simple facial expression could be the precursor of speech.
Animals July 24, 2018
Scientists identified two areas of the brain that light up just moments before one becomes conscious of a new experience. This brings us one step closer to finding the origin of human consciousness.
June 16, 2018
A Type 2 diabetes drug presented new hope in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Containing three growth factors, it proved to be effective in reducing brain inflammation, and much more.
Medicine January 2, 2018
How dependent are you on your smartphone? A new study suggests the mere presence of your smartphone, whether it's switched off or not, can reduce your brain's ability to concentrate and perform tasks.
Neuroscience June 25, 2017
Two neurosurgeons claim to have performed a head transplant on rats safely and successfully. They plan to go forward with human head transplant in December 2017.
Neuroscience April 28, 2017
Graphic video games don’t make us aggressive, proves a new study focused on their long-term effects on social behavior. Tests revealed avid gamers have the same level of empathy as people who’ve never played violent video games.
Neuroscience March 10, 2017
Our behavior and decisions are greatly influenced by dopamine, a brain chemical that associates different actions with pleasure. By using the brain’s reward system, we can learn more about compulsive behaviors and possibly correct them.
Neuroscience March 7, 2017
How exactly does the brain make forecasts? A neuroscientist from New York has offered a new framework that could explain how the human brain formulates predictions.
Neuroscience February 7, 2017
A new mice study suggests that too many connections in the brain may be key to the development of autism. In fact, the neurodevelopmental disorder may begin during early brain development because of it, researchers said.
Neuroscience February 1, 2017
A new mobile game that tests players’ spatial navigation awareness also doubles as the largest dementia research ever. Scientists hope the game could soon be developed into a diagnostic test for the disease.
Neuroscience November 17, 2016
A brain implant developed by Swiss scientists helped several partially paralyzed monkeys regain leg movement, a new study revealed. Experts hope the device can be used in rehabilitation of spinal injury patients.
Animals November 9, 2016
A new study has found that brain training exercises are inefficient in improving the entirety og cognitive functions. It has concluded that these types of stimuli can only improve the very task-specific performance at best.
Neuroscience October 5, 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 imaging technology called iDISCO developed by scientists in New York City may help pinpoint the causes of Alzheimer's disease. Here's how the technology works.
Neuroscience July 15, 2016
How does your own brain process the overwhelming stream of visual information from the external world? A newly launched observatory in Seattle aims to understand exactly that: the inner workings of the brain.
Neuroscience July 14, 2016
A new study suggests that activating a certain 'no-go' type of neurons can help prevent a person from wanting to drink alcohol. The study may offer hope in reducing the prevalence of alcoholism.
Neuroscience July 8, 2016
A mother's soothing voice can activate many different regions of the brain, a new study revealed. These regions are very crucial to how kids navigate the world.
Neuroscience May 17, 2016
Do we humans have the capability to bring back the dead? A U.S. company aims to do that through its groundbreaking project on 20 brain-dead patients.
Biotech May 4, 2016
To support neuroscience, medicine’s 'underdog,' power couple Sandy and Joan Weill, donated a hefty million dollars. It will not only bolster research but will also hopefully remove the misperception about mental disorders.
Neuroscience April 27, 2016
A 24-year-old quadriplegic from Ohio has regained functional control over his right hand, thanks to a breakthrough brain implant. He can now swipe credit cards, stir coffee, and even play a guitar-based video game.
Life April 14, 2016
A promising, new implantable capsule developed by scientists in Switzerland offers hope for the early prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The capsule releases antibodies that clears a certain protein build-up in the brain.
Life March 19, 2016
There is a complex network of brain regions at work whenever people share personal information on Facebook, a small-scale study revealed. This could possibly pave way to explain why some people border on oversharing.
Life March 10, 2016
The dreaded Zika virus that has been linked to microcephaly is spreading. Scientists in the United States may have the answer to the mechanism on how the virus leads to this birth defect.
Life March 5, 2016
Early detection of Alzheimer's disease is vital to the treatment of patients. A new study revealed that PET scans may be an effective tool in detecting early signs of the neurodegenerative disease.
Life March 4, 2016
If you find yourself absent-mindedly scrolling your Facebook feed out of habit, then you might be too addicted. A new study revealed that addiction to social media sites affects the brain in a similar way that cocaine does.
Life February 25, 2016
Getting enough hours of sleep has several benefits such as improved memory. A new study in the United Kingdom explains how sleep fills the brain with important information.
Life February 22, 2016
Breaking bad habits and pushing through our New Year's resolutions is hard, but there may be a biological explanation as to why it is that way. Turns out, our brain is hardwired to sabotage our self-control.
Life February 12, 2016
A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University studied patients who suffered from stroke to determine the parts of the brain responsible for spelling. They were able to identify which parts controlled long-term and working-memory spelling abilities.
Life February 4, 2016
People with genes that accelerate the process called brain pruning are at higher risk of developing schizophrenia, a new landmark study revealed. The findings shed light on the biological cause of the brain disorder.
Life January 28, 2016
Scientists are discovering significant differences between the boredom levels of people who have endured brain injuries, and people who have not.
Life January 21, 2016
To the horror of conspiracy bloggers everywhere, a team of scientists has developed smarter brain implants that dissolve within a few days of implantation.
Life January 21, 2016
Why does traffic or being cut on the road lead to road rage? A neurobiologist explained sudden bursts of anger with nine triggers in the brain.
Society January 21, 2016
A wireless sensor that dissolves when its job is done helps patients avoid the need for additional surgery needed to remove current devices, researchers say. The tiny device is just one millimeter in size.
Life January 18, 2016
Researchers find hyperconnectivity between certain brain regions in those compulsively addicted to video games. While helping in game playing, such connectivity can have a downside, researchers say.
December 29, 2015
We experience the world through our five senses, but neuroscientist Don Katz believes that we may actually have only one, all-encompassing sense: the chemosensory system. Katz has gathered evidence connecting the codependency between the sense of smell and taste.
Society December 22, 2015
Dysfunctional activity involving an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain shows links to autistic behavior, researchers say. The result could be sensory overload resulting in autistic symptoms, they suggest.
Life December 18, 2015
A new stem cell treatment in Australia designed to treat the root cause of Parkinson's disease has received approval for human testing. Cyto Therapeutics will conduct the clinical trial at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Life December 15, 2015
After almost two decades of being blind because of a tragic accident, a German woman suddenly regained her eyesight—however, she could only see whenever one of her personalities manifested. Doctors in Munich said her condition was not physical, but psychological.
Life November 25, 2015
Chinese scientists discovered tiny, protein-based biological compasses in fruit flies that also appear in pigeon, rat, whale, butterfly and human cells. They said these rod-like compasses make animals' magnetic sensing possible.
Animals November 17, 2015
Researchers from Dartmouth College unraveled the neural circuitry that is involved in suppressing and initiating cravings. The study will provide insight in fighting against addiction.
Life November 13, 2015
Although the pain may seem to be in your brain, it is actually something else entirely. And it can't hurt your brain.
Life November 4, 2015
Grab your popcorn and watch as scientists explain in a video the step-by-step chemical process that occurs in a person's brain before death. Using iconic slasher films as examples, experts say that the feeling viewers get is no different from the emotions on screen.
Life October 30, 2015
Sight and sound work together to help us estimate distances. Even delays in the arrival of sounds too short for conscious detection may help our eyes in figuring out how far away an event is, researchers say.
October 30, 2015
A new study revealed that several brain differences found in young adults contribute to an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers hope to find more ways to detect signs of the disease as early as possible.
Life October 23, 2015
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