Neuroscience in the News

As people become older, brain aging and the risk of developing a degenerative disease become serious concerns.
  • 21 Mar 2012
Teaching from mother to child is an example of "social learning," which played an important role in the development of human culture and language.
  • 21 Mar 2012
In an interesting study, researchers found that when people are chronically stressed and had their hands held by a significant other, the hypothalamus, the region of the brain responsible for secreting the stress hormones, is less active.
  • 21 Mar 2012
Being overweight in later life puts you at higher risk of brain decline, Korean research suggests.
  • 21 Mar 2012
New technology allows us to understand the brain, consciousness, thought, and higher-order activities of the mind.
  • 21 Mar 2012
Two more structures join the parade of once-intractable proteins.
  • 21 Mar 2012
Researchers have recently made a discovery that could be the first significant step toward helping the body's immune system put up a more effective fight against severe infections and possibly cancer.
  • 21 Mar 2012
Scientists finally begin to understand how electroshock therapy works for severely and chronically depressed patients.
  • 21 Mar 2012
Women who drink up to seven glasses of wine or beer a week are slightly less likely to suffer a stroke than those who steer clear of alcohol, according to a new report.
  • 21 Mar 2012
Researchers have documented America’s sleep disturbances, the most common of which is insomnia, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
  • 20 Mar 2012
Not getting enough sleep leaves us tired during the day. But the body's clock also affects mood, mental alertness, hunger, and heart function.
  • 20 Mar 2012
How much accountability should we demand from almost-adults?
  • 20 Mar 2012

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.