Losing your memory can be devastating, but a promising new study is paving the way toward a new approach to treating memory loss.
Can a racing heart lead to a racing mind?
In a recent study, neuroscientists found that the physical sensation of a rapidly beating heart is enough to cause anxiety.
Shopping the brain: How to find regions to test drive
With a complex organ like the brain, how do neuroscientists decide where to focus their attention? Two newer technologies are paving the way for a fast process that helps researchers make this important decision.
Video Supplement: “Learning to Read the Mind”
Can neuroscientists read your mind?
We have the technology!
Neuroscientists often develop entirely new tools to better understand the brain. Neuropixels is one such technology that is helping neuroscientists answer major questions.
2022 Neuroscience Year in Review
Read about what excited our writers about neuroscience this year.
Octopus: the animal that keeps itself company
The fox’s nine tails and the cat’s nine lives are mythical. What about the octopus’s nine brains?
A bug’s life: 3D vision in humans and praying mantids
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.
Life from the machine
Researchers are taking what we know about how neurons communicate and digitizing it.
A new type of rhythm: eta
Scientists discovered a new type of rhythmicity in brain activity when rats are in a virtual reality. What does it mean to be in the matrix?
3 Notable Neuroscience Discoveries in 2021
Neuroscience wrapped: as we move into a new year, let’s reflect on some notable discoveries in the field of neuroscience from 2021.
What’s a neural circuit?
How does the human brain work better than the best supercomputer?
Restoring Sight to the Blind
Restoring sight to the blind sounds like science fiction, but a recent study puts us one step closer to making this fantasy a reality.
Seeing the light again
How a protein from algae might help blind patients see
Get a Grip
Humans rely on visual representation of hands to grasp and use tools
A detailed look inside the human brain
Scientists reveal the enormous complexity of a millimeter of the human brain
The Voice Within
How can brain-computer interfaces be used to restore speech?
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.
Fooling the brain into weight loss
A new implantable device leads to weight loss by tricking the brain into feeling full.
Brains in a Dish
How cerebral organoids are helping scientists model human disease
Shocked into Strolling
Stimulating the spinal cord lets paralyzed patients walk again
Forget the mind-body connection, what about the mind-computer connection?