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July 15, 2019

 

The Slimy Mental Networks Of Bacteria

The human brain contains about 86 billion nerve cells, or neurons. They signal to one another electrochemically to control our behavior.

June 14, 2019

 

Laughing Through Brain Surgery

Electrically stimulating a part of the brain of patients undergoing surgery induces laughter followed by an immediate feeling of relaxation and happiness.

May 28, 2019

 

Electronic Mind Reading

A newly created computer program was capable of reconstructing intelligible speech from recordings of brain waves.

May 27, 2019

 

Super Bats

New research shows that bats have surprisingly fast brains.

May 23, 2019

 

It’s Easier To Lie In A Foreign Language

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.

May 20, 2019

 

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

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.

April 29, 2019

 

Dinosaurs’ Noses Helped Them Cool Down

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.

March 5, 2019

 

How The Brain Sees

The human brain uses the same areas for both imagination and vision.

January 18, 2019

 

Literature and the Brain

A recent study indicates that reading fiction helps improve the brain’s capacity for creativity.

November 16, 2018

 

Ghost In The Lab

Scientists trick the brain into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.

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