Breakthrough research may explain at last why we need sleep and what happens in our brains when we do.
We trace developments in understanding the brain from ancient times to the latest high-tech imaging techniques.
The day you upload your brain just got closer. The latest audacious projects in Big Science that could do for neuroscience what the Human Genome Project did for genetics.
The world is not a hellhole of escalating violence – you are living in the most peaceful era in our species’ existence, says Steven Pinker.
When it comes to animal intelligence, your best friend may be smarter than you think. Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods explain.
A neurological ‘signature’ for conscious perception has been identified in babies as young as five months old, according to French scientists.
The taste of beer, even without any effect from alcohol, triggers a key reward chemical in the brain, according to a study that explores how people become hooked on booze.
Amputees often experience ‘phantom limbs’, or the sensation that their missing limb is still present, but a Swedish study has shown that even non-amputees can experience the bizarre sensation.
African Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than those without it, a new study has found.
The eternal question of whether penis size matters to women has been probed by a team of international scientists who reported that yes, ladies do find larger men more attractive.