• 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
  • Duetting wrens sing with telepathic link

    Sound cues cause brain inhibition when it isn’t their turn to sing.

    The great duetters in history may have had more than just musical chemistry: for songbirds, there could even be a lin...

    Biology June 1, 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
  • Viewing the neurons of the heart in 3D

    New virtual model may be a model for others.

    Researchers in the US have reported the development of a virtual 3D heart that digitally showcases the unique network...

    Biology May 27, 2020
  • Artificial neurons behave like real ones

    Researchers successfully create them on tiny silicon chips.

    The authors of a bio-engineering study just published in the journal Nature Communications exhibit the kind of calm r...

    Technology December 3, 2019
  • Brain activity linked to longevity

    Long-lived individuals have less excitable neurons.

    A team led by genetics researchers from Harvard Medical School has discovered that a protein named REST helps you liv...

    Behaviour October 16, 2019
  • How memories form and fade

    They may last longer if more neurons work together.

    Why are some memories stable over decades, while others fade within minutes?New US research with mice suggests last...

    Medicine August 26, 2019
  • Why don’t we hallucinate more often?

    In mice, at least, it seems pretty easy to do, researchers discover.

    It’s a question they might have asked for different reasons in the ’60s, but neuroscientists from Stanford University...

    Body and Mind July 18, 2019
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    Gut-brain link could change autism treatment

    Gene mutations could be the cause.

    A discovery by RMIT researchers has confirmed a gut-brain nervous system link in autism, opening a new direction in t...

    ASC Edits June 7, 2019
  • Decisions, decisions

    Researchers pinpoint area critical for coming to conclusions.

    This video, hugely magnified and sped up 20 times, shows a mouse making a decision.In a paper published in the jour...

    Biology May 13, 2019
  • A picture that does a monkey’s head in

    This densely packed selection of images changes, from its start point in the bottom right-hand corner to its conclusi...

    Biology May 2, 2019
  • A rose-inspired human brain cell

    Scientists discover unique ‘rosehip’ neuron.

    Researchers may have found what sets human brains apart from those of other animals. They discovered a new type of hu...

    Biology September 11, 2018
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