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.
The neuroscientific nuances that shape our emotional repertoire have deep roots in evolution, writes Brett Szmajda.
Have you ever wondered why we like the things we eat?
Michael Stevens, aka VSauce, asks, Is your red the same as my red?
Culture is what helps us deal with the ‘scars of evolution’, said researchers during a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Chimpanzees have superior working memory to humans, and may even suffer depression or post-traumatic stress.