• Scans show how your brain plots a route

    Multitude of brain regions involved in navigation.

    'So ... which way now ... ?' Credit: Westend61 / Getty ImagesDo you get frustrated retracing your steps to the car ...

    Biology June 10, 2016
  • Why you feel groggy sleeping in a new place

    Half your brain ‘keeps watch’ for the first night.

    Your first night sleeping in a new place – in a hotel room, for example – will often end up a bad night's sleep. Acco...

    Biology April 22, 2016
  • From the vault: Music makes world go 'round

    Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles.

    Whether a harmony plucks at the heartstrings or a ballad helps you tune out the world, there’s no denying that music ...

    Society August 17, 2015
  • Book: Freedom Regained

    Free will vs our knowledge of genetics and neuroscience.

    Are we products of our culture, slaves to our genes and upbringing, or free agents? Long before neuroscience and gene...

    Society July 13, 2015
  • The lymphatic drain inside your brain

    Discovery could inspire new treatments for Alzheimer’s.

    Has the human brain been hiding a dirty secret? While studying the membranes around a mouse brain, neuroscientist Ant...

    Biology June 15, 2015
  • Lighting up the brain

    Techniques reveal insights into the way the brain is wired.

    Delicate ascensionNeuroscientist Andreas Zembrzycki uses dyes and fluorescent genes to light up neurons in the br...

    Biology June 8, 2015
  • Moving a robot arm with your mind

    Patients with neural implant can now use their mind to control it.

    Erik Sorto, a 34-year-old quadriplegic in the US, can control a robotic arm with his mind: when he imagines making ce...

    Biology June 1, 2015
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