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Man Breaks Into Museum And Steals Brains, Sells Them On EBay For Cash

By | Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:09

A young man has been charged with repeated theft of human tissue from a medical history museum in Indiana.


How Did The Human Mind Become So Unique?

By | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 13:32

A new idea, the tether hypothesis, theorizes that the human brain's complexity comes from breakages in the cortices, which resulted in neurons developing to fill in the gaps.

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How ‘Optogenetics’ Could Cure Alcohol Addiction With Light

By | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:44

Scientists have found a way to control the brain through light, and now the tool may assist in treating addiction.

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Could Low Vitamin D Levels Damage The Brain?

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 20:11

Adequate levels of vitamin D may be essential to suppress free radical damage in the brain and other organs.


Talk Therapy Reverses Structural Brain Changes In PTSD Patients

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:25

Cognitive behavioral therapy can reverse biological changes in PTSD patients as well as improve mental health.


Men And Women 'Wired Differently'

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:53

Connectome brain scans suggest that women really are better at multitasking than their male peers.


Memories Are "Geotagged" In Your Brain

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 12:32

Scientists used a video game to understand how our brains map our memories of events, and associate them with other events that took place in the same area.


Why Human Brains Are Bigger Than Other Mammals

By | Thu, 11/28/2013 - 01:03

A new study points to the size of gene families as playing a major role in the process of encephalization, or the increasing of brain size.


Bad News Isn't Aways Bad

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 17:15

Encountering the same bad news twice may alleviate its negative influence on mind and body.

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How Does The Brain Make Important Decisions?

By | Sun, 11/24/2013 - 17:34

The mysterious brain region lateral habenula appears to control our assessment of outcomes and risk in strategic decision making.


Political Self-Images Often Incorrect

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:15

While liberals overestimate their own uniqueness, conservatives overestimate their movement's internal consensus.


Researchers Discover 'New' Type Of Boredom

By | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:14

The newly discovered "apathetic boredom" is just as fun as it sounds.

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On Seeing Without Noticing

By | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 19:45

Groundbreaking advancements in neuroscience suggest that our brains perceive things we don't.

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Four Brain Modes Push Us Towards Distinct Personas

By | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:14

A psychologist and writer introduce their Theory of Cognitive Modes, which explains personality according to the interplay between the 'top-brain' and 'bottom-brain' and the emergence of four states.


The Science Of Understanding

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 19:19

What parts of our brain are responsible for reading and reading comprehension?