neuroscience

brains

What Scientists Found Inside the Brains of 10 Russian Cosmonauts

By imaging the brains of cosmonauts before and after their stints on the space station, neuroscientists discovered how microgravity influences the mind.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
MRI

Neuroscientists Find That It's Easier to Be a Pessimist

The brain is quicker to judge something as negative, because it’s easier than reframing to positive thinking.
Samantha Cole
10.23.18
Telepathy

Researchers Mind-Melded Three People to Collaboratively Play 'Tetris'

This is the first time that a brain-to-brain interface has incorporated more than two people.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.1.18
homo sapiens

This Is the Oldest Drawing by Humans Ever Found

Dating back 73,000 years, the drawing smashes the record for oldest figurative drawing by about 30,000 years.
Becky Ferreira
9.12.18
brains

Scientists Dosed an Artificial Brain With Meth

Organ Chip models enable researchers to directly observe physiological processes and responses.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.18
Math Bee

Honey Bees Are the First Insect Known to Grasp the Concept of Zero

By giving bees visual math quizzes, scientists discovered that these insects know a null set when they see one.
Becky Ferreira
6.7.18
HOTY2017

This Neuroscientist Brings ‘Research to the Runway’ With STEM-Inspired Fashion

Yuly Fuentes-Medel hopes to communicate the value of science across disciplines, cultures, and peoples.
Becky Ferreira
1.18.18
the brain

A Brief and Beautiful History of Neuroimaging

More than one century ago a classical scientist produced 3000 images of the brain. They still inform neuroscience today.
Troy Farah
11.2.17
code

Someone Programmed an Arduino Board with a Worm's Brain

302 simulated roundworm neurons running on a cheap hobbyist hardware platform.
Michael Byrne
10.5.17
mental health

Unselfish People Are More Likely to Wind Up With Depression

New research links elevated responses to unfairness to later appearance of depression markers.
Michael Byrne
10.3.17
brains

Neuroscientists Hack Itching, Exposing a Mysterious Neural Circuit

A key to understanding why scratching an itch feels so good.
Michael Byrne
8.17.17
machine learning

Neuromorphic Chips Offer Neural Networks That Actually Work Like the Brain

Image recognition in a snap.
Michael Byrne
5.22.17