Most reflexes do not involve the brain; they are fast, involuntary responses that travel over what is known as a reflex arc.
Messages of touch trigger the release of a chemical called GABA, which diminishes the intensity of the outgoing message.
Scientists used to think that for all its complexity, the brain was pretty static. But... is this true today?
This Thanksgiving, before you dig into your feast, take a moment to learn about how you experience all those different and wonderful tastes!
Brain stimulation and hand preference go, well, hand-in-hand. Researchers are investigating whether they can manipulate if you are a righty or lefty.
The circulatory system isn't the only part of the body that keeps a beat. The brain needs rhythm too!
Scientists are using knowledge gained from Star Wars-watching locusts to help cars of the future avoid collisions. Learn how on this Moment of Science.
The electroencephalograph, or EEG, helps doctors to take at look at our brain activities. But don't worry - the machine cannot read your mind, yet!
Have you heard that hot peppers might be the key to a new type of anesthetic that blocks pain without making you numb or paralyzed?