While scientists previously thought full stereo vision in primates only registered visual messages from one eye, a new study revealed “two-eye” cells that respond to inputs from both eyes, like "rat vision."
Worms' behaviors and postures were studied by scientists at the MRC’s Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London in order to better understand its genes and brain activity. With further research, this method of study could be applied to humans.
Scientists at Northwestern University are one step closer to creating a brain-like computer, according to a new study.
It took millions of years of evolution for us to develop complex language and culture, and now scientists have discovered a "big brain" gene that may have been responsible for our unique human intelligence, according to a new study.
Researchers have recently discovered that the same genes that help drive the development of human speech also play an important role in the brains of many songbirds - namely those with complex and beautiful songs.
How would you like your worst fear physically removed from your brain, never to bother you again? That's exactly what seems to have happened to one man who had an irrational fear of spiders. Interestingly, the phobia was eliminated on accident - a happy consequence of a very serious procedure.
A team of researchers are arguing that the cerebellum, not the neocortex, is the "seat of all humanity" and what truly helped us become more than apes millions of years ago. Such a theory goes entirely against traditional neuroscience and evolutionary theories, but according to a recent study, the team has some strong evidence to back their claim.
Neurologists have recently identified the part of the male brain that is specifically triggered by testosterone to prompt aggressive behavior. The researchers say that this could bring them one step closer to truly understanding aggression and its relationship with the male hormone.
Hundreds of experts in the neuroscience field are threatening to have their labs and respective facilities boycott Europe's Human Brain Project (HBP) on the grounds that the 10-year, $1.6 billion initiative is not being properly managed.
Researchers appear to have stumbled upon the key to consciousness, finding how to "turn off and on" the consciousness of the human mind while a patient is awake through direct neural stimulus.
Mad cow disease has claimed its fourth victim ever in the United States after affecting a resident of Texas, officials report.
A federal initiative in the works is dedicated to mapping activity of the human brain - pushing for a better scientific understanding of how the brain functions. Now, a federal report is calling for billions in funding over the next 12 years for new research.
New research has revealed that the portion of the human brain that is responsible for processing information from the eyes also helps process sound information to create visual imagery.
Researchers have recently discovered how different meditation techniques cause brain activity to change in remarkably different ways, showing that meditation can truly impact the activity of the mind.