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May 30, 2019


Infants Use Analogies Before They Can Speak

The ability to make comparisons and analogies‑‑to tell when and how things are the same or different‑‑is a mental capacity that distinguishes human beings from at least most other animals.

January 11, 2019


Brain Aging And The Brain’s Lymphatic Vessels

In 2018, a team of American and Italian scientists published an important new discovery about the function of the lymphatic vessels around the brain.

August 20, 2018


Mouse And Monkey Brains Mature Faster Than Human Brains

The human brain is pretty big compared to the brains of most other mammals. For example, a mouse brain weighs about 400 milligrams, while a human brain weighs nearly 1.5 million milligrams! And so, you may assume that, in the fetal stage, human brains develop from more starting material compared to the brain of a […]

July 3, 2018


Traumatic Brain Injury and Deep Brain Stimulation

About 80,000 people a year suffer a traumatic brain injury in the united states. Scientists have developed a new way to treat them.

May 2, 2018


Depressed Time, Non-Depressed Time

A recent study found people with mild symptoms of depression perceived time more accurately than their non-depressed peers.

April 20, 2018


Change Blindness

If you've ever struggled at noticing small details, it might be an inheritance from your ancient ancestors.

January 2, 2018


Reading can change the brain's shape.

Does Learning How To Read Change The Brain?

Scientists studied families where one sibling was illiterate and another was literate to investigate reading's effects.

December 19, 2017


Here's an example of an electroencephalogram cap (an EEG cap). From the source: "(4 April 2006) –- Astronaut/aquanaut Nicole P. Stott and Ross Hein, a professional aquanaut from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), assist University of Cincinnati physician Tim Broderick apply a net with electrodes for an electroencephalogram (EEG) study."

Your Thoughts Could Be Music

The encephalophone is an instrument you can control with your mind using an electroencephalogram cap.

December 13, 2017


black and white image of a human brain with a light bulb photoshopped in

Your Brain And Lymphatic Vessels

In 2015, scientists made an accidental discovery that changed our understanding of the human brain's relationship with the immune system.

November 24, 2017


Sometimes, people underestimate how complex the human brain is.

Do People Really Have One-Track Minds?

Have a friend who claims to have a one-track mind? Here's an experiment to test that theory.

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