Human Brain Functioning

A model for brain life history     First came homo sapiens, then came the modern brain

The evolution of modern human brain shape  

Understanding the brain    Neuroplasticity    The empty brain

Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured

The astonishing Paracus (Peru) elongated skulls    

Teaching the human brain    Brain anatomy    Hacking the brain

Number of neurons makes human brain powerful, not structure    The gendered brain

Surprising discovery about how neurons talk to each other

TED talks regarding the human brain    The second coming of Sigmund Freud    

Take a trip through the brain    Brain explorer     Brain anatomy explorer

Did seaweed make us who we are today?

Scientists decode sentence signatures among brain activity patterns

Psychology researchers map neaurological process of learning, deciding

How we recall the past    Turning down the brain to erase fearful memories

Neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation

Our brains do change from early to mid-adulthood

Personality traits linked to differences in brain structure

Updated brain map identifies nearly 100 new regions    

Harnessing brain activity    Neural mechanisms of skill learning

The brain as computer: bad at math, good at everything else

Revolutionary discovery about the human brain could lead to second-gen AI

Neural masses and fields: modeling the dynamics of brain activity

Brain plasticity - the last frontier    Visualizing lymphatic vessels in the brain

Flipping a protein switch to illuminate brain functions

New reserach replicates the folding of a fetal human brain

Where is my mind? looking for the cortical conscious network

Consumption from within: how the brain controls our appetite

New research finds brain activation in children viewing large portions of food 

Even before you can read, your brain has specific connections to help you learn    

Your brain on sleep    Humans evolved for better sleep in less time    How sleep can heal our brains

Mammalian sleep dynamics: how diverse features arise from a common physiological framework

Clock stars: astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior 

Shedding light on the day-night cycle    What animals can tell us about sleeping

How the brain produces consciousness in 'time slices'    How our brain measures time

The social Bayesian brain: does mentalizing make a difference when we learn?

Your brain remembers strangers by their smell

Learning, memory, and the role of neural network architecture

The mathematics of chaos and modeling the dynamical brain 

Success in second language learning linked to genetic and brain measures 

Why is real-world visual object recogntion hard?    Neural representation of physics concepts    

Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity    How brain architecture leads to abstract thought     

Brain's 'atlas' of words revelaed    How the brain processes emotions    The anatomy of pain

Decision making in action    How the brain triggers action

Scientists discover that aggression causes new nerve cells to be generated in the brain   

What brain imaging reveals reveals about the nature of multitasking    Study reveals how brain multitasks    

Scientists decode brain signals nearly at speed of perception  Neuronal feedback could change what we 'see'

Researchers pinpoint where the brain unites our eyes    New theory about our perceptions of the world

Researchers identify how mental abilities are shaped by individual differences in the brain

Social feedback and the emergence of rank in animal society

Does staying busy really benefit the brain?

Brain waves could help predict how we respond to general anaesthetics

Brain actvity is as unique - and identifying - as a fingerprint     Rainy brain/sunny brain - cognitive bias

Brain metabolism linked to intelligence in young adults

New study highlights neuronal dynamism in adult brain 

Luminescent nanoparticles used to illuminate brain function

Change in the brain: astrocytes finally getting the recognition they deserve

Scientists identify timing of major metabolic shift in developing neurons

Dissolvable brain sensors disinegrate once their job is done    Bridging the bio-electronic device

Listening to brain microcircuits for interfacing with external world - progress in wireless implantable devices

Brain chip helps paralyzed man feel his fingers again   

The brain as computer: bad at math, good at everything else

Imaging the brain at multiple size scales    New method developed for analyzing synaptic density    

Scientists turn taste on & off by manipulating brain cells

Unique support system promotes cortex growth, connectivity linked to prowess 

Reconstruction and simulation of neocortical microcircuitry

Most complete human brain model to date is a 'brain changer'

To digitize a brain, first slice 2000 times with a very sharp blade

Scientists are pioneering research on 'body maps' in babies' brains

Researchers discover method to measure stiffness of arteries in the brain

Aged neuurons can now be generated using stem cell technology

You can grow new brain cells, here's how    

Bigger brains: complex brains for a complex world

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Neuroscientist investigates how our social lives affect our brains

Human Brain, Internet, and Cosmology: similar laws at work?

Scientists discover 11 dimensional structures that could help us understand how the brain works

Cliques of neurons bound into cavities provide a missing link between structure and function 

Brain command center   The secret life of the brain    Hit the reset button in your brain   

Hacking the brain    Brain gain    Brain gains for older adults who start exercising

The brain ages optimally to model its environment: evidence from sensory learning over the adult lifespan

It don't mean a thing if the brain ain't got that swing

Speeding up big brain data analysis

Natural News: brain info    Molecular brain    Brain connectivity    Journal of neuroimaging

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