Feeling moody? Your headspace affects cognitive abilities–sometimes negatively, sometimes positively.
The same brain hormone affects feelings and behaviors in both chimps and humans, causing humans and chimps to share a variety of traits.
The ratio of brain to body size is no greater in humans than other primates, so where do we get our smarts?
Scientists discover that species with bigger brains are better at self control and problem solving.
The scientists found that drinking when thirsty activates the orbitofrontal cortex—an area of the brain linked to emotional decision making.
Alzheimer's, a brain disorder associated with memory loss, is caused when plaque accumulates on neurons, killing the cells off and causing brain shrinkage.
While actually working out is the best way to get stronger, research suggests that even just thinking about lifting heavy objects can yield results.
Not exactly sure what difference between the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia is? That's okay. Experts get confused too, as with the case of bird brains.
Do you jump when you see a snake? Some scientists think there could be an evolutionary explanation.
We do it every night, but science still isn't sure exactly why we sleep.