brain

  • How efficient is the human brain?

    A new study reveals the superiority of our mammalian grey matter.

    What is the difference between human brains and those of other mammals? Potentially, energy efficiency, according to ...

    Biology November 11, 2021
  • Zombie protein snapped at high resolution for the first time ever

    The first atomic-level look at the structure of lethal infectious prions.

    Dubbed the ‘zombie protein’, infectious prions wreak havoc in the brain and lead to fatal neurodegenerative diseases,...

    Biology August 24, 2021
  • Artificial intelligence at the edge of chaos

    Nanowire network mirrors the human brain in performing best with certain levels of stimulation.

    Australian and Japanese scientists have discovered that an artificial network of nanowires may physically function at...

    AI June 29, 2021
  • Brain organoids ready for real-time observation

    Cheap, multi-well device for brain development research.

    A group of researchers has grown small, self-organising blobs of brain tissue in multi-welled dishes to observe in re...

    Materials April 7, 2021
  • Awards

    Migraine masters

    Prestigious Brain Prize awarded to neuroscientists for identifying and blocking migraine peptide.

    Australian-born Peter Goadsby is one of four neuroscientists who have won this year’s prestigious international Brain...

    Cosmos Briefing March 5, 2021
  • Forget-me-not neurons

    Our brains are hardwired with visual working memory.

    How do you know where something is when you can no longer see it?  Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of...

    Body and Mind February 9, 2021
  • Tau tangles brains

    Toxic leakage of an otherwise useful cell protein leads to Alzheimer’s.

    As if Alzheimer’s wasn’t vicious enough, researchers have found the wrong type of breakthrough – a brutal process whe...

    Biology February 3, 2021
  • Egghead concussion

    Yolk study sheds light on traumatic brain injuries.

    Scientists say they have identified for the first time what type of impact most likely causes concussion – a serious ...

    Core Sciences January 20, 2021
  • History

    Hans Berger has a real brainstorm

    Accident inspires a career and the invention of EEG.

    Hans Berger, inventor of electroencephalography, wanted to investigate the mysteries of the stars but ended up reveal...

    Features November 20, 2020
  • How adults learn a new language

    Both sides of the brain help out, it seems.

    Learning languages is a breeze for young children, but once that window of opportunity closes, for adults it becomes ...

    Body and Mind November 11, 2020
  • How the gut protects the brain

    Defence antibodies learn from the intestine.

    The gut is well known for being the first line of defence against infection, but it seems it also protects our most i...

    Body and Mind November 5, 2020
  • Brains plan for action, not limbs

    Same region controls reaching by hand or foot.

    The brain isn’t going out on a limb when choosing to grasp things. Instead, new research shows, there is an overar...

    Body and Mind October 28, 2020
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