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Researchers Are Unraveling How Ketamine Works as an Antidepressant in the Brain

(Credit: Kumpol Vashiraaskorn/Shutterstock) Ketamine is making headlines left and right, and for good reason. The drug, once popular as both […]

Ariana Grande’s PTSD Brain Scan

The brain became a celebrity this week when Ariana Grande shared the results of a scan of her brain seemingly […]

Ariana Grande’s PTSD Brain Scan

The brain became a celebrity this week when Ariana Grande shared the results of a scan of her brain seemingly […]

The Human Brain Has been Getting Smaller Since the Stone Age

(Credit: Discover magazine; Tory Kallman/Shutterstock and Hein Nouwens/Shutterstock, after Die Frau als Hausarztin (1911)) I don’t mean to alarm you, […]

The Driver is the Brain of the Car

Suppose, if you will, that alien scientists came down to Earth and began to study the local lifeforms. But let’s […]

What Causes Hallucinations? The Brain May Be OverInterpreting a Lack of Info

(Credit: Rudmer/shutterstock and Zwerveragsandrew/shutterstock) Mental illness affects millions of Americans. Many people with bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia suffer hallucinations, […]

Silent Neurons: The Dark Matter of the Brain?

Now here’s a paper with an interesting title: The dark matter of the brain Author Saak V. Ovsepian argues that “the great […]

How Emergent is the Brain?

A new paper offers a broad challenge to a certain kind of ‘grand theory’ about the brain. According to the […]

How Emergent is the Brain?

A new paper offers a broad challenge to a certain kind of ‘grand theory’ about the brain. According to the […]

The Human Brain Can Recognize 5,000 Faces

(Credit: Anton Gvozdikov/shutterstock) We see countless people everyday — in stores, in the gym, on television and during our commutes. […]

Activity – Not Rest – Speeds Recovery After Brain Injury in Mice

Scientists gave mice brain injuries (this particular mouse was not involved) and then watched how fast they recovered. They found […]

Using Ultrasound, Scientists Deliver Drugs To Specific Brain Regions

Scientists used ultrasound to deliver a drug to a rat, like the one captured here. (Credit: Pan Xunbin/shutterstock) At least […]

Using Ultrasound, Scientists Deliver Drugs To Specific Brain Regions

Scientists used ultrasound to deliver a drug to a rat, like the one captured here. (Credit: Pan Xunbin/shutterstock) At least […]

Scientists Find Brain Cells That Could Explain How We Control Posture

Scientists think they’ve found brain cells that explain how animals strike a pose. (Credit: Djomas/shutterstock) Even though you probably don’t […]

Scientists Find Brain Cells That Could Explain How We Control Posture

Scientists think they’ve found brain cells that explain how animals strike a pose. (Credit: Djomas/shutterstock) Even though you probably don’t […]

The Human Brain Evolved to Believe in Gods

My favorite stock image of God, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (Credit: Creative Commons) It’s natural to believe in the supernatural. […]

The Human Brain Evolved to Believe in Gods

My favorite stock image of God, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (Credit: Creative Commons) It’s natural to believe in the supernatural. […]

The Fidgeting Brain – Neuroskeptic

A new review paper in The Neuroscientist highlights the problem of body movements for neuroscience, from blinks to fidgeting. Authors […]