Everything your corny sex-ed class didn’t tell you about puberty’s effects on brain development.
A window of opportunity for learning
How our early life experiences during “critical periods” permanently shape our brain
2022 Neuroscience Year in Review
Read about what excited our writers about neuroscience this year.
How are neurons categorized?
There are 100 billion neurons in the human brain. How can we possibly categorize all of them, and why is it important?
What’s going on in an axolotl brain?
A recent study genetically sequenced the axolotl brain to understand how they can regenerate parts of their brain!
Seeing the forest for the trees
Neurons come in all shapes and sizes, forming a diverse ecosystem in the brain.
The problem of brain size
Why the relationship between brain size and intelligence is so complicated
A detailed look inside the human brain
Scientists reveal the enormous complexity of a millimeter of the human brain
The Autonomic Nervous System and Dysautonomia
The nervous system is constantly regulating many important processes in the body, all without us having to consciously think about it. How does it do this, and what happens when things go wrong?
How a volcano turned a brain into glass
Researchers found perfectly preserved neurons in the remains of the Mount Vesuvius eruption
Sense from the Noise
How do our brains sift through the clutter?
Get a whiff of this
Animals have a special sensory system for social information
The Dad-Baby Bond
How fatherhood changes the brain
The Biased Brain
Your brain might be ready to think it is “us” vs. “them,” but you don’t have to.
Light at night may mess with your brain
A new study may help us understand how nighttime light exposure leads to behavior changes
Mapping the Brain
A 3D map gives researches a better look into the mouse brain
A Punch in the Gut
Parkinson’s disease and the GI tract have more in common than you might think
Every Time We Touch
How the brain senses touch, pain, and temperature
Buying on the Brain
Holiday shopping is here! Some call it greed, but it might be your brain’s fault you buy more than you need.
What happens when people are missing important parts of the brain?
Absolutely nothing, some studies suggest
Sing me a song
Social interactions shape bird song learning
The Neuroscience of Dyslexia
Research shows less activity in the brain’s “reading network” in people with dyslexia. How can we use this knowledge for early intervention?
The neuroscience of thirst
Yoga and the brain
Yoga and meditation may soon be used as interventions for clinical conditions such as depression
On the Hunt
Neural circuits for predatory behavior
The scent of memory
Smells can trigger powerful emotional memories
The Dreaming Brain
The neuroscience behind dreaming
Happy Mother’s Day!
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.
The quest for emotion mirror neurons
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!
What did the study that revived dead pig brains actually show?