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7 Cool New Findings About the Brain

Lily Whiteman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Lily Whiteman

Here are examples of ongoing National Science Foundation-funded brain research that runs the gamut from discoveries about the brains of dinosaurs and birds to research involving Alzheimer's and beyond.

A Marketplace for Stronger Connections Between Neurons

John Pavley | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

NextLesson is a web app where teachers and parents can get access to pre-designed lesson plans or create their own. It wasn't created by a 20-year-old to jump on the next big trend. It was created by a couple of dads using the ideas and techniques of high tech to solve a real problem in education.

Brain Scientists Create 'Memories' Of Things That Never Happened

LiveScience.com | Tanya Lewis | Posted 07.26.2013 | Science

Tinkering with the brains of mice, scientists have given the rodents memories of events that never occurred. The researchers used a technique that ...

How Cold Warriors Helped Scientists Solve Brain Riddle

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 06.07.2013 | Science

Aboveground nuclear bomb testing in the 1950s and 1960s inadvertently gave modern scientists a way to prove the adult brain regularly creates new neu...

Web Portals and Mouse Mazes: How Your Brain Sorts the World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Why are we so good at forming categories? The short answer is, complex categories help us make long-term, large scale predictions about the world.

Scans Spotlight Brain Region Responsible For Car Key Snafus

Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/22/2013 09:48 AM EDT on LiveScience The saying that it's impossible to step into the same ri...

Why Do Neurons Die So Quickly When Deprived of Oxygen?

Quora | Posted 05.20.2013 | Health and Fitness
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist, Software Entrepreneur This is a reasonable question...

Invalid Files and Language Learning: Your Brain's Interoperable World

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.05.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Since computers have evolved from room-sized mainframes into menageries of smart phones and tablets and office desktop machines, interoperability has become a watchword for forward-thinking communications experts.

Ghoulish Study Seen As Good News For Fans Of Life Extension

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/25/2013 03:05 PM EST on LiveScience Brain cells can live at least twice as long as the organ...

Step One in Fixing the Brain: Understand How It Works

Sebastian Seung | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology
Sebastian Seung

To find better means of fixing the brain, we first need to achieve something more fundamental. We must understand how it works.

How Your Sense of Rhythm Makes You Hallucinate

Ben Thomas | Posted 09.11.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

A new research project has people seeing ghosts. By flashing an image on a screen in synch with signal rhythms in certain brain areas, scientists are making people hallucinate the image even after it's disappeared. This happens for a simple reason.

Consciousness Is Everywhere

Christof Koch | Posted 08.15.2012 | Science
Christof Koch

The belief in human exceptionalism, so strongly rooted in the Judeo-Christian view of the world, flies in the face of all evidence for the structural and behavioral continuity between animals and people.

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain (and Thousands of Others)

Laurie Nadel | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education
Laurie Nadel

If you or anyone you know has a learning disability, you will be riveted by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young's journey.

Neuroscience Meets Ancient Japanese Scrolls

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

Greg Dunn is a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania and an artist passionate about Japanese minimalist scrolls. While these inte...

(PHOTOS) Einstein's Brain On Display In London

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.28.2012 | Science

LONDON -- Like zombies, human beings can't get enough of brains. A new London exhibition explores that fascination, displaying everything from mummif...

How Exercise Can Stimulate The Birth Of New Neurons

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Douglas Fields

Imagine, that rather than spending your day engaged in intellectual stimulation in front of your computer, you are instead living in the wild like our caveman ancestors.

If Your Brain Is A Quantum Computer, Can It Connect You To The World?

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ervin Laszlo

I'd like you to consider the possibility that nature embodies within herself a kind of Internet, and that through our brain we might be able to communicate with it.

Investment Choices Linked To Areas of Brain

newsweek.com | Nikhil Swaminathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A region of the midbrain called the ventral striatum may be partly to blame for the fact that millions of Americans fell prey to risky financial gambl...

Personalized Stem Cells: Researchers Create Disease-Specific, Individualized Human Stem Cells

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For the first time, scientists have proven that embryonic-like stem cells that are specific to both a person and to a disease can be manufactured usin...