The host of Science Vs joins us for a round of some truly bizarre facts.
Studying the brains of daredevils like Alex Honnold.
And how AI could help them do it even better.
To handle potential discomforting thoughts, people rationalize their thoughts and actions.
Our emotions shape which language we decide to use.
Scientists still aren't sure why brain training only works for some people.
Neuroscientists examine the dubious theory of phrenology.
Is the future forward or backward? Left or right?
A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery.
To study how his brain analyzes different songs. And because they could.
Scientists are using brain scans to try and find out
Science attempts to explain comparisons to Stryper, Zodiac killer sketch
To compete with China, and use in almost any field of research you can think of
Knowledge about how brains navigate through the world could help doctors understand what happens when Alzheimer's patients lose their ability to navigate.
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
Eat right and you too can have a healthy monkey brain
Getting closer to lifelike
It's yet another step toward creating lifelike, mind-controlled prosthetics for those who have lost use of their limbs.
It doesn't work for abstract art, though. You're on your own there.
An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.
A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."
Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.
Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked
A new study suggests that there are distinct differences in brain function between people who remember their dreams and those who don't.
Poor data and poorer analysis do not make true scientific results.
A cheat sheet for the strange case of Michael Boatwright, the 61-year-old who reportedly forgot his native language.
Sympathies to the researcher who had to listen to amateur impressions all day.
A new study finds that the sleeping pill enhances your ability to consolidate negative emotional memories as you snooze.
Laura Jacobson's sculptures, etchings, and acrylics are installed at Stanford's imaging center.
A botched lobotomy left 27-year-old Henry Molaison unable to form new memories. This is how Molaison's personal tragedy became science's gain.
A few new studies, including one meta-analysis, suggest brain games don't make you any better at anything but playing brain games.
We take a look at a new idea about head injuries in football.
Nap time, anyone?
Rewiring the brain to battle seizures, blindness, and more
The computer program recognizes items, learns and remembers--and even passes some basic components of an IQ test.
If a few very smart neuroscientists are right, with enough number crunching and a powerful brain scanner, science can pluck pictures—and maybe one day even thoughts— directly from your brain
Scientists have documented the first known case of a person born without the ability to recognize human voices
A group of neuroscientists are using new technology to understand how the brain performs under the influence of drugs
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Ted Berger has spent the past decade engineering a brain implant that can re-create thoughts. The chip could remedy everything from Alzheimerâ€™s to absent-mindednessâ€”and reduce memory loss to nothing more than a computer glitch
Stress wrecks your head -- and, sometimes, the truth.
Child development: Down's kids learn to just do it.
Want to keep pace with the competition? Forget coffeeâ€”a new class of FDA-approved stimulants will keep you working harder, better, faster and stronger
Workaholics, shopaholics, compulsive exercisers: Where do we draw the line on addiction?
Understanding risk begins with clear language about numbers.
While the medical marijuana debate rages on, drug companies race to leverage the power of pot
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
It's about brains, not brawn.
If you tell people they slept better than they did, they are likely to perform better on math and word association tests.
A researcher explains how to control your subconscious.
New research published in the journal Neuron suggests that market bubbles are in fact driven by a biological impulse to try to predict how others behave.
Practice with close friends only
Scientists reveal the first “wiring diagrams” of the cerebral cortex, shedding light on the infrastructure behind human intelligence.
The new fossil is intriguing, but paleontologists have better ways of judging a dinosaur's smarts
If eyewitness memories are missing, the brain makes them up, and scanning technology has a hard time telling real from fake.
Also, crows are scared of Dick Cheney. Told you they were smart
A new study found cognitively impaired former football players aren't much different from non-players with cognitive impairments.
Your Ampakine-enhanced future is at least a few years off. For now, these "smart drugs" may be your best bet
A BBC special on the coming technological revolution that will merge man and machine
Dispelling the myth that surfing the Web is a time-draining waste of neurons
At the "brain spa" of the future, transcranial magnetic stimulation and memory-enhancing drugs will clear your mind of forgetfulness and flabby thinking.
A brain-building diet menu
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Animal psychologist Irene Pepperberg is working to bring her feathered friends into the digital age.
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
Mistakes help rhythm to emerge from randomness
Seeing isn't believing.
If the task requires creativity or mental rotation, music can increase performance.
Why humans stink at finding falsehoods.
Contrary to popular belief, child-rearing may make men smarter
The Audeo captures electronic signals between the brain and vocal cords and synthesizes clear, spoken words
Scientific organizations worry that a movement to grant more rights to pets could spill over to mice and lab rats.
The very best in brains.
Far out, man
A reanalysis by a second research group suggests a 2011 study that used EEG to detect consciousness in three vegetative patients was fooled by randomness.
A researcher wants to reverse your choices before you even know you've made them.
Because they perceive threats as closer, according to a new study.
Ever wished Siri could just read your mind?
The five-year race to preserve every neuron in the brain has come to a successful close
Just because zombies aren't real doesn't mean we can't learn from them
Ever wondered why you feel a little funny when you step off a treadmill?
How do police extract eyewitness accounts they can trust?
A significant stride towards reverse-engineering the darn thing