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.
In a groundbreaking new study, scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to turn human blood cells into brain cells, opening the doors to better understanding disease in the body.
Video gaming may lead to a higher risk of developing certain neurological disorders, according to a new study.
Octopuses have long been hailed as masters of camouflage, able to change the color, pattern and texture of their skin. Now, it seems that these cephalopods not only use their skin as a means of disguise and even communication, but also as a way to "see" light.
The Mediterranean diet has been associated with lower heart disease risk and delaying diabetes, and now new research says that it may also improve brain function.
Bats are known for their breathtaking precision when it comes to flying and avoiding obstacles, and new research credits their expert flying skills to super sensors found in their wings.