General anesthetics are used in millions of surgeries each year, yet we still don’t know exactly how they work.
Research shows less activity in the brain’s “reading network” in people with dyslexia. How can we use this knowledge for early intervention?
A newly discovered genetic mutation might explain why some people need only 4-6 hours of sleep each night.
Why do we find some robots cute and others disturbing? New research points to a representation of the Uncanny Valley effect in the brain.
Did you know neurotoxins are used for research and medical treatments? But how do they work and why are they so deadly?
Targeting an important protein in the pathway of Alzheimer’s disease is not proving itself to be the cure-all people hoped for
The rapid development of the hippocampus in childhood may explain why it’s nearly impossible to recall memories from our early years.
What do bats, zebra finches, electric fish and honeybees have in common? They are all species that are studied in neuroethology!
As we learn more about how memories are formed and stored in the brain, researchers are now discovering the many ways in which memories can be altered on a neuronal level.
It turns out that parenting isn’t just something people learn how to do, but is hardwired into our brains. Learn about the neurobiology behind parenting.
For years, scientists had predicted the existence of neurons in the brain that respond to both the experience and the observation of an emotion. It now seems that they have found them in rats!
Migraines are much more than just headaches, so what exactly is going on in the brain to cause them?