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.
A neurological ‘signature’ for conscious perception has been identified in babies as young as five months old, according to French scientists.
The neuroscientific nuances that shape our emotional repertoire have deep roots in evolution, writes Brett Szmajda.
By simulating suffocation in subjects, U.S. researchers triggered the feeling of fear in people with damage to the brain’s amygdala, challenging theories that a functioning amygdala is necessary to fear.
Research into the wonder material graphene and the neurochemistry of the human brain will receive up to two billion euros in funding, the biggest research award of its kind in history.
As winter sets in, many animals effectively shut down their bodies in order to survive. Injured humans might benefit from similar techniques.
An advanced robot hand has been created that offers far more accurate and natural movements than any previous prosthetic limbs, Pentagon-backed scientists announced.
Medical advances this century may will make our future more bizarre. Get ready for medical science to push the boundaries of what it means to be human.
Our minds may wander during boring tasks because daydreaming is actually the brain’s normal state, rather than a pointless distraction, according to a new U.S. study.