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Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body's large, leg muscles to the brain as it does on directives from the brain to the muscles.
Doughnuts are particularly difficult to resist – and now we know why. A study of how our brains respond to food has found that treats that are high in both carbs and fats trigger a super-charged amount of activity in our brain’s reward centre.
Researchers at Colombia University have identified two regions of the brain that respond to sweet and bitter tastes, and modified these areas in mice to provoke different reactions.
Researchers at the University of Bern have shown that a single area of the brain – the thalamus – is responsible both for the actions of falling asleep and waking up.
The human brain is an exquisitely complex, organic CPU, made of trillions of connections between many billions of neurons.
Parts of the brain not traditionally associated with learning science become active when people are confronted with solving physics problems.
Microsoft has researchers working to determine how brain implants can augment a person's intelligence...
Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have made a new discovery about the biological mechanism underlying aggressive behavior.
A cluster of genes found only in humans might have had a key role in the evolution of the unusually bulky Homo sapiens brain.
Detecting patterns is an important part of how humans learn and make decisions. Now, researchers have seen what is happening in people's brains as they first find patterns in information they are presented.