Male or female? Turns out there's no distinction.

There’s No Such Thing as a Male or Female Brain

When it comes to sex traits, brains are consistently inconsistent

Scientists reconfigured a magnetic resonance scanner to capture a woman and her baby.

Why I Captured This MRI of a Mother and Child

A venerable symbol of human love, as you've never seen it before

Sleepwalkers Might Not Feel Pain, at Least Until They Wake up

By day, sleepwalkers may suffer chronic pain, but by night they can jump through windows without feeling a thing

When You Space Out, Parts of Your Brain go to Sleep

Midday drowsiness might mean you’re already drifting off

Six Ways Schools Are Using Neuroscience to Help Kids Learn

Schools around the world are incorporating neuroscience research into the school day, to help kids with dyslexia and to teach complex math skills

People Can’t Tell Which of Their Toes Is Being Touched

The piggy that stayed home and the piggy that got roast beef get mixed up the most

The More You Have to Pee, The Easier Lying May Be

Full bladders make for better fibs

Six Ways Electrical Brain Stimulation Could Be Used in the Future

Scientists are exploring how mild electrical shocks can treat, and perhaps even change, brains

Peter Pidcoe (here) and Thubi Kolobe invented a Self-Initiated Prone Progressive Crawler, to help motor-challenged babies learn to inch themselves around.

This Skateboard-Like Device Helps At-Risk Infants Learn to Crawl

An innovative physical therapy device boosts babies’ movement efforts and helps their brains make critical connections

How Is Brain Surgery Like Flying? Put On a Headset to Find Out

A device made for gaming helps brain surgeons plan and execute delicate surgeries with extreme precision

This Exoskeleton Is Actually Controlled by the Wearer's Thoughts

Engineer Jose Contreras-Vidal's "brain-machine interface" uses electrical activity in a person's brain to move a robotic exoskeleton

More than 200 concussions occurred in last year's NFL season.

The Future of Concussions: How 5 New Advances Could Change Treatment

Scientists and engineers are working on ways to diagnose, treat and prevent head injuries

What Does Neuroscience Know About Meditation?

There are still many unknowns, but the practice seems to improves attention and memory

Alexander Niculescu and his colleagues at Indiana University have found a way to identify, with more than 90 percent accuracy, patients who will have suicidal thoughts in the next year.

A Blood Test and App May Help Identify Patients at Risk of Suicide

With blood biomarkers and a questionnaire, researchers at Indiana University claim they can pinpoint patients who will have suicidal thoughts within a year

Putting Eyeballs on Billboards Might Help Stop Crime

The feeling of being watched makes human change their behavior, even if it comes from a poster.

Modern Life Could Be Making Dementia More Common

Dementia is affecting people more and earlier than ever before — but is pollution the culprit?

The Science Behind Dogs' Goofy Greetings

Why do dogs go nuts when their owners get home? The answers lie in their DNA and brains

Your Pupils May Expand When You Daydream

But researchers aren’t totally sure why or how the two are connected

Scientists Connect Monkey Brains and Boost Their Thinking Power

Researchers at Duke University have enhanced the mind power of monkeys and rats by linking their brains together

A SmartSpecs user looks at a magazine; the laptop screen shows his view.

These Glasses Could Help the Blind See

Developed by Oxford scientists, SmartSpecs capture real time images and enhance the contrast for legally blind users

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