Higher amounts of breast milk cosumed by premature babies improves chances of having larger cotisal-surface area.
Although cognitive skills tend to decline with age, there are some things you can do to rewire your brain and give a boost to that brain machinery.
Don't worry if you don't get the rest and relaxation you wanted on your first night at a new place. It is just your brain acting up on its survival mechanism in an unfamiliar environment, new study shows.
For the first time researchers have successfully froze a rabbit's brain, preserving its all of its synapses, cell membranes, and intracellular structures. This marks a major breakthrough in cryopreservation.
Genome sequencing, paired with a behavioral test, identified several genes linked to anxiety in chickens. Researchers believe the same genes may play a role in mouse and human behavior.
Some prairie voles are monogamous, while others seek out multiple mates. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin reveal sexual behavior is largely controlled by genetic differences in the rodents' brains, suggesting natural selection has allowed for both characteristics to co-exist.
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."
Despite lacking an area of the brain that is equivalent to what enables human to sense pain, crabs are capable of feeling pain, researchers confirm.
Dinosaurs had an elaborate nasal passage to keep their unusually large bodies cool, protecting their brain from overheating.
It's True! Crocodiles readlly do keep one eye open as they sleep, say researchers from Australia's La Trobe University and Germany's Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.
Here's some unsettling news: new chimpanzee and neuroscience research is reinforcing the theory that our personalities are, in no small way, dictated by the structures of our brains. That is to say, we may choose how we act, but nature (not nurture) is deciding who we are in the most fundamental way.
Parrots have long been hailed as the best imitators in the avian world. Capable of not only imitating tunes and chimes, but human speech as well, the parrot can appear deceptively intelligent. Now researchers have identified some key differences in parrot brain structure that sets them apart from other birds, explaining for their incredible talent.
Memories that have been "lost" as a result of amnesia have recently been retrieved in mice using light, according to a new study.