Migraines impart an incredible amount of pain, but where is the pain coming from and how can it be controlled?
What we think we see isn’t always what’s really in front of us. Scientists use optical illusions to demonstrate how our brains use quick tricks to shape how we see the world.
Microbes in our gut (and our poop) can impact our brain and our behavior. Could we treat brain diseases and disorders by swapping “unhealthy” microbes for “healthy” ones?
For a patient experiencing pain, the belief that a pain treatment will work can be enough to reduce their pain.
Microglia are the brain’s immune cells, but what do they do when they’re not hunting down foreign bacteria or munching on debris in the brain? Can they even influence how you sleep?
There are 100 billion neurons in the human brain. How can we possibly categorize all of them, and why is it important?
They might be small, but fruit fly research has led to wide-reaching discoveries in science and six Nobel Prizes!
Have you ever tried and failed to tickle yourself? Learn about how your brain stops you from tickling yourself by expecting what it will feel like.
A recent study genetically sequenced the axolotl brain to understand how they can regenerate parts of their brain!
Just like humans, praying mantids can see in 3D. Studying how their brains accomplish this might help us build machines that can do the same.
Think you have a sweet tooth just because you like the taste? A new study reveals a different reason for why you prefer sweet foods.
A recent study found that plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients are formed when cells’ cleanup machinery becomes defective.
The cerebellum (Latin for “little brain”) plays a bigger role in our ability to socialize than you might think!
The exact cause of stuttering remains unknown, but it is probably the result of changes in certain brain structures.
Despite what you may have heard, dietary fat isn’t all bad. On the contrary, some types of dietary fats, such as omega 3 fatty acids, can positively impact mood and have a protective effect against symptoms of mood disorders like depression.