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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 […]

The Fidgeting Brain – Neuroskeptic

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

Researchers Accidentally Reprogram Mature Brain Cells

Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Center accidentally reprogrammed one type of mature neuron into another type of mature […]

Researchers Accidentally Reprogram Mature Brain Cells

Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Center accidentally reprogrammed one type of mature neuron into another type of mature […]

Brain Network Lets Three People Communicate With Their Thoughts

(Credit: agsandrew/shutterstock) Scientists are making science fiction a reality. For the first time, three people have read each other’s minds, researchers report […]

Brain Network Lets Three People Communicate With Their Thoughts

(Credit: agsandrew/shutterstock) Scientists are making science fiction a reality. For the first time, three people have read each other’s minds, researchers report […]

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 […]