Neuroscience in the News

Synthetic biology has the potential to replace or improve drug therapies for a wide range of brain disorders
  • 10 Mar 2012
A new study highlights the value of treating epilepsy patients with brain surgery if they don't improve with anti-epilepsy drugs. Patients who had surgery soon after the drugs proved ineffective usually stopped having seizures.
  • 09 Mar 2012
An ethicist considers the ramifications of using apps to improve our habits. And also whether willpower as we normally think about it even exists.
  • 09 Mar 2012
A look at the improvements to quality of life that animal research can offer.
  • 08 Mar 2012
Transcranial direct current stimulation works, and you can try it at home.
  • 08 Mar 2012
A new study reveals that the vocalization problems of the deaf may also have roots in the neural reorganization that occurs after hearing loss.
  • 07 Mar 2012
After years of research on subjects ranging from toddlers to Tibetan monks, neuroscientist Richard Davidson concluded that patterns of brain activity underlie the emotional traits that define each individual.
  • 05 Mar 2012
A “seemingly quirky finding” peers into animal minds and laughter.
  • 04 Mar 2012
Paul Zak, a pioneer in the field of neuroeconomics, talks about the genes that can make or break a Wall Street trader, and about the chemical that helps us all get along.
  • 02 Mar 2012
Neural pathways and mirror neurons influence our self-esteem and empathy.
  • 02 Mar 2012
Only time can tell when a traumatic brain injury will leave lasting harm - there's no good way to diagnose the damage.
  • 02 Mar 2012
The complex architecture of the human brain and how its billions of nerve cells communicate has baffled the greatest minds for centuries.
  • 01 Mar 2012

3D Brain

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