Explore

Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Why pain from stubbing your toe comes in waves from sharp to dull.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
You’re trying to feel your tongue now, aren’t you? Let the trigeminal ganglion do what it does.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Sorting through past experiences to help make our best choices possible.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A battle for the prize of the last connection standing.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Understanding how the developing brain grows, changes, and learns provides a fuller picture of how this complicated machine works.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
These dorsal root ganglion cells respond to temperature to help us quickly calculate our next move.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Fish eyes’ stored stem cells could give clues to develop potential therapies for an injured mammalian eye.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Jazz musician Pat Metheny and neuroscientist Charles Limb find a common note in the keys of improv.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A growing body of research now shows that poverty changes the way children’s brains develop, shrinking parts of the brain essential for memory, planning, and decision-making.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Our sleep schedules aren’t simply personal preferences — they’re innate, biological predispositions that affect our physical and mental health.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The idea that waking a sleepwalker could give them a heart attack or cause brain damage is a myth. But try not to wake them if you don’t have to.
  • BrainFacts/SfN