Growing up in poverty affects the structure of the brain — even in adult life

The correlation stood even for people well above the poverty line.

Scientists play classical music to fancy crocodiles, then scan their brains

These have got to be the most cultured crocs.

Just a single chocolate bar may boost memory, cognition, immunity, and mood

Chocolate — good for the tummy, good for the brain.

Scientists reverse damage by key gene involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

The results astonishingly suggest that Alzheimer’s effects on the brain could be reversed.

Humans as old as 79 still generate new neurons, stirring new debate

The results are encouraging given an aging population around the world.

Scientists reprogram brain cells that store memories about places

German researchers reprogramed brain cells to investigate how place memories are formed.

‘Self-aware’, predatory, digital slug mimics the behavior of the animal it was modeled on

Printing brains on PC circuits seems to be all the rage nowadays.

Death creeps through the brain as a “spreading wave” of silence and inactivity

In a dark way, these findings are quite soothing.

Stress ruins memory, but you can outrun this effect

Stress and memory don’t mix very well.

Study shows what happens in the brain when you bungee jump — and what this means for free will

A story of bungee jumping, electrical currents, and free will.

Researchers pinpoint the brain’s anxiety centers

Anxiety is useful, to an extent, but sometimes it can overflow, with devastating consequences.

Our brains resemble those of our friends, new research shows

Friends think alike.

Humans got a brain upgrade less than 200,000 years ago, and it made us what we are today

The brain changes and the skull follows.

Book Review: ‘Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do

A book for everyone interested in knowing more about the human mind.

Scientist explains why we get ‘gut feelings’

Just like there’s an internet, there’s also an interbrain — except this one is more complex.

The first 3D interactive brain is here to teach you all about how yours works

Taking a look at’s surprisingly fun new feature.

Tired brains are prone to mental lapses as whole areas ‘doze off’

Ah yes. The dreaded brain fart comes under scrutiny.

Long-term exposure to microgravity changes brain structure of astronauts

Seems like the brain of astronauts starts to float upward.

Brain “ripples” experience into memories when you sleep, study shows

Sleep seems to be a keystone of memory formation and retention.

Some cognitive training games can really boost the brain

One cognitive test widely used in research can improve working memory. The training won’t make you smarter, though.