Perhaps you’ve heard that the average person dreams four to six times each night. But did you know that most of us are unable to recall 90% of our dreams? Today on A Moment of Science we ask why it is that we forget most of our dreams.
The human brain contains about 86 billion nerve cells, or neurons. They signal to one another electrochemically to control our behavior.
Electrically stimulating a part of the brain of patients undergoing surgery induces laughter followed by an immediate feeling of relaxation and happiness.
A newly created computer program was capable of reconstructing intelligible speech from recordings of brain waves.
In a recent study, people took longer to tell the truth in a foreign language because the extra cognitive load of speaking a different language made it harder.
An international team of biomedical scientists think Alzheimer’s is caused by an infection of the brain by the same bacterium that causes the gum disease gingivitis.
Scientists recently did some CT scans of fossils from two different ankylosaur species in order to find out what a dinosaur was doing with complicated loops inside its nose.
The human brain uses the same areas for both imagination and vision.
A recent study indicates that reading fiction helps improve the brain’s capacity for creativity.