By Ashik Siddique | Mar 01, 2013 12:10 AM EST
Virtual monkey brain connections are next, and the lead researcher hopes the brain-machine interface breakthrough can eventually help stroke patients recover and lead to electronic human telepathy.
By Ashik Siddique | Feb 28, 2013 07:26 PM EST
Researchers shed light on human overeating by sending fruit flies on an eating binge.
By Ashik Siddique | Feb 19, 2013 02:27 PM EST
The Brain Activity Map (BAM) project, a massive initiative backed by the Obama administration, likely to cost billions of dollars, may lead to major advancements in artificial intelligence and the treatment of mental disorders like Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and autism.
By Makini Brice | Jan 28, 2013 06:42 PM EST
Fight or flight: those are two general animal responses to the feeling of fear.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 25, 2013 05:53 PM EST
A daily stroll around the park switches on a brain process that can help protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
By Makini Brice | Jan 17, 2013 03:53 PM EST
Researchers found that mice that have been selectively bred for generations to love exercise have larger midbrains.
By Amber Moore | Jan 15, 2013 12:05 PM EST
Eating foods rich in certain compounds can help people can keep their mental abilities well into old age.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 09, 2013 08:48 AM EST
A new study found that older adults who have spoken two languages all their lives score higher on cognitive flexibility tasks than those who only spoke one language.
By Amber Moore | Jan 08, 2013 12:06 PM EST
Former National Football League players are more likely to suffer from brain damage and lose memory and attention abilities than non-athletes.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 09, 2013 09:48 AM EST
People taking common blood pressure- lowering beta blockers are less likely to experience brain changes that can lead to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 08, 2013 10:39 AM EST
Modern parenting may be stalling healthy brain and emotion development in children, a researcher claims.
By Amber Moore | Jan 06, 2013 02:43 PM EST
Traumatic brain injury can lead to inflammation and slow regeneration of brain cells.
By Makini Brice | Jan 04, 2013 02:35 PM EST
Researchers are harnessing Sesame Street in order to study how brains are shaped.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 03, 2013 01:56 PM EST
New study proves that you really can't have the brains and the brawn, after researchers found that a boost in brain size and cognitive ability comes at an expensive price.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 26, 2012 03:56 PM EST
Monkeys aren't particularly generous, but a new study revealed that when they do act selflessly, a specific part of their brains keeps count of these kindnesses.