Neuroscience in the News

An Iron Age human skull found in 2008 contained an unprecedented amount of preserved brain material, a discovery that has confounded scientists for over a decade. New research finally explains why this brain resisted decay for thousands of years.
  • 10 Jan 2020
  • Gizmodo
A new study suggests that human neurons may have more computing power than once thought.
  • 10 Jan 2020
  • LiveScience
An early life full of neglect, deprivation and adversity leads to people growing up with smaller brains, a study suggests.
  • 10 Jan 2020
  • BBC
Literary scholars have started to study the unique language of visual narratives and how it influences and informs the way readers understand stories, and how our brains develop and understand codes and language.
  • 03 Jan 2020
  • Quartz
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have successfully used a laser-assisted imaging tool to "see" what happens in brain cells of mice learning to reach out and grab a pellet of food.
  • 03 Jan 2020
  • Medical Xpress
Scientists have uncovered a new kind of electrical process in the human brain that could play a key role in the unique way our brains compute.
  • 03 Jan 2020
  • Gizmodo
Optogenetics, a tool for controlling neurons with light, has given neuroscientists the ability to flip brain cells on and off more or less at will, revolutionizing neuroscience.
  • 20 Dec 2019
  • Medical Xpress
Scientists stuck 11 dogs in fMRI scanners to see if their brains had a knack for quantity.
  • 20 Dec 2019
  • Smithsonian
The evolutionary history of humans explains why physical activity is important for brain health.
  • 20 Dec 2019
  • Scientific American
A review of the science finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.
  • 13 Dec 2019
  • Medical Xpress
A striking new study has tracked the effects of extreme isolation on the brains of nine crew members who spent 14 months living on a remote research station in Antarctica.
  • 13 Dec 2019
  • New Atlas
The disease may begin in the womb and require treatment early in life.
  • 13 Dec 2019
  • Scientific American

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