Your oldest memories are etched into your brain thanks to tiny structures in your neurons.
While it’s difficult to study déjà vu directly in a laboratory, scientists can test how the brain responds to familiar faces and places.
The brain links smells and sensations to create lasting memories.
Studying sex differences in the brain may one day lead to new information about brain illnesses that affect one sex more than the other.
Neurons rely on proteins to determine their jobs in the nervous system.
While experts debate the type and length of practice that is optimal for success, one thing is clear: training improves performance and changes the brain.
This visage captures the parts of the nose and brain responsible for interpreting smell.
Identifying new ways to bypass the brain’s elaborate security system may one day lead to better outcomes for patients with brain tumors or other neurological disorders.
Your brain’s electrical signals travel from node to node in their journey along nerve axons.
Advances in chemistry, physics, and computer science have revolutionized neuroscience by giving scientists greater access to the living brain.
It’s been a big year for the brain and for BrainFacts.org. We published dozens of articles about the brain and nervous system, covering everything from hungry fruit bats to the eerie sensation of déjà vu. What were the most popular posts of 2014? Browse through the images and their descriptions to find out, and click on the link in each caption to read the full articles.
Popular articles on BrainFacts.org
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