Latest neuroscience Stories
Neuroscientists are mapping all 100 billion cells in the human brain
Why do we keep falling for jump scares?
How a personalized brain implant helped one woman’s extreme depression
How are rainbows formed? With simple atmospheric science.
5 reasons you can’t sleep
We have now seen our sense of smell in action
Muscle memory is real, but it’s probably not what you think
A new AI-powered brain implant allowed a paralyzed man to speak again
Ask Us Anything: What happens in your brain when you daydream?
Heavy media multitasking might make you more forgetful
Everyone should have a social life, especially older adults
Why some people are bad at dancing
You can’t completely trust your memories
Why do brains need sleep? These ‘twinkling’ star-shaped cells may help us find out
Hitting a baseball is the hardest skill to pull off in sports. Here’s why.
Turn any magazine into a flashlight with this optical illusion
This image wiggles when you scroll—or does it?
Solving the medical mystery of a brain that sees numbers as spaghetti
Your kids aren’t growing up too quickly, but your brain sure thinks they are
These two red dots are actually identical. Here’s how
Time isn’t real. Here’s how people capitalized on that.
No one knows what a perfect night’s sleep actually looks like
Here’s why your brain is so bad at those ‘spot the difference’ games
Teams of bacteria have working memories remarkably like ours
Why we evolved to feel empathy during pandemics and other disasters
Kea parrots use statistics to get what they want
Check out the most complete 3D brain map ever made
Emotions may be universal, but they aren’t easy to translate
How your tongue tells your brain what you’re tasting
New research links air pollution to increased risk of depression and bipolar disorder
Americans reported hearing torturous sounds in Cuba—and now their brains seem changed
Brain interfaces aren’t nearly as easy as Elon Musk makes them seem
Zebrafish could teach humans a lot about the science of sleep
Treating depression takes much more than serotonin
Hitting snooze confuses your brain more than waking up
The weirdest thing we learned this week: werewolf tomatoes and overdosing on placebos with Wendy Zukerman
Flickering light seems to help mice with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms
Traumatic memories pit two neuron groups against each other
How fear affects your body
These mice sing their little hearts out—and that’s good for neuroscience
Tricking rats with augmented reality unlocked a secret about our own brains
What happens in the minds of free climbers
Too impatient to meditate? A mild shock to the scalp could help.
Lack of sleep looks the same as severe anxiety in the brain
Lavender might actually help you relax
The weirdest things we learned this week: birthing rabbits, gruesome taxidermy, and the Parthenon’s best-kept secret
Your first memory probably isn’t yours, no matter how real it seems
Honeybees are surprisingly great at math
Why scientific evidence won’t change the minds of Loch Ness monster true believers
It’s easier to convey anger in your second language
Pro basketball players’ synchronous movements might help us predict the next NBA champ
Bat echolocation could help us understand ADHD
Some people’s brains make them hear color and taste sounds. Genetics may explain why.
Figure skaters have to train themselves to ignore their natural reflexes
A fish that barely sleeps could help turn humans into all-night party animals
Got a good feeling about someone? You probably just like the way they look.
The ‘science’ of linking skull shape to personality has finally been tested, and boy is it as stupid as we thought
A simple psychology study shows how our brains skip over what our eyes see
Check out the most astounding neuroscience images of the year
No, there has not been a successful human head transplant
Something in our brain is making these spirals look like they are moving
When time seems to stop, blame your over-prepared brains
How to trick your brain into thinking a small animal is hopping up your arm
Squirrels are so organized it’s nuts