Human Brain Functioning

Evolution of the brain:

How humans evolved supersize brains

First came homo sapiens, then came the modern brain

Mammal forerunner that reproduced like a reptile sheds light on brain evolution

The cultural brain hypothesis: how culture drives brain expansion, sociality, and life history

The astonishing Paracus (Peru) elongated skulls

The evolution of modern human brain shape

Did seaweed make us who we are today?

Brain structure: 

Connecting the dots to undersatnd brain structure

Our brains do change from early to mid-adulthood

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

Number of neurons makes human brain powerful, not structure

Take a trip through the brain    Brain explorer     Brain anatomy explorer    Brain anatomy

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

Tin tunnels previously unknown to scientists found between the skull and brain   

The gendered brain    Molecular brain    Hacking the brain

It's hard to think straight when your brain is asymmetric 

Human brain, braincase evolved independently

Are there bacteria in your brain?

Brain connectivity and signaling: 

Brain connectivity

Tracking information across the brain

Up-close and personal with neuronal networks

Predicting neural dynamics from neural connectivity

New method developed for analyzing synaptic density

Reconstruction and simulation of neocortical microcircuitry

The mathematics of chaos and modeling the dynamical brain

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

Recurrent connections improve neural network models of vision

Glial brain cells, long in neuron's shadow, reveal hidden powers

Searching for the hidden factors underlying the neural code

Ion channel study beckons first whole brain simulation

A mathematical model unlocks the secrets of vision

Glial cells:

Glial cells, long in neurons' shadow, reveal secret powers



Brain plasticity - the last frontier

Diversity in the brain - how millions of neurons become unique

Scientists capture first images of brain's microglia nibbling on neurons

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

Brain mapping, modelling & visualization:

Journal of Neuroimaging

Mapping the brain with data science

Speeding up big brain data analysis

Imaging the brain at multiple size scales

Visualizing lymphatic vessels in the brain

Flipping a protein switch to illuminate brain functions

Updated brain map identifies nearly 100 new regions

Her key to modeling brains: ignore the right details

The conscious brain:

Scientists reveal the number of times you're actually conscious each minute

Where is my mind? looking for the cortical conscious network

Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured

Do brains operate at a tipping point?    Brains may teeter at their tipping point

A power law keeps the brain's perceptions balanced

Brains speed up perception by guessing what's next

Brain intelligence:

Intelligence is correlated with fewer neural connections. not more

Study finds brains of girls and boys are similar, produing equal math ability 

Surprising discovery about how neurons talk to each other    Brain gain

How we recall the past    How the brain creates a timeline of the past

Light-triggered genes reveal the hidden workings of memory

To remember, the brain must actively forget

New brain maps hint at cerebellum's role in cognition, language

How the brain links gestures, perception and meaning

Brains speed up perception by guessing what's next

To make sense of the present, brains may predict the future

How brain architecture leads to abstract thought 

Neuronal feedback could change what we 'see'

How the brain makes difficult decisions

Brain metabolism linked to intelligence in young adults

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

The brain maps out ideas and memories like spaces

Brain's 'atlas' of words revealed

Internet hard drive: what's lost when we forget to remember 

Neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation

Your brain remembers strangers by their smell

Neural representation of physics concepts

New theory about our perceptions of the world

Why is real-world visual object recogntion hard?

To pay attention, the brain uses filters, not a spotlight

What lies beneath the brain's GPS

Goals and rewards redraw the brain's map of the world

How the brain produces consciousness in 'time slices'    

Clock stars: astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior

How our brain measures time

How the brain triggers action

Decision making in action 

Relay station in the brain controls an array of movements  

Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity

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

Learning, memory, and the role of neural network architecture

Towards reconstructing intelligible speech from the human auditory cortex

Success in second language learning linked to genetic and brain measures

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

Neural mechanisms of skill learning    Teaching the human brain    Harnessing brain activity

The brain learns completely differently than we've assumed since the 20th Century

Unique support system promotes cortex growth, connectivity linked to prowess

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

Personality aspects of the brain:

The anatomy of pain

How the brain processes emotions

The second coming of Sigmund Freud

Rainy brain/sunny brain - cognitive bias

Turning down the brain to erase fearful memories

Personality traits linked to differences in brain structure

Psychology researchers map neaurological process of learning, deciding

Breathing is coupled with voluntary action and the cortical readiness potential

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

Tracking brain activity:

Brain actvity is as unique - and identifying - as a fingerprint

Luminescent nanoparticles used to illuminate brain function

Scientists decode brain signals nearly at speed of perception

Scientists and artists create a stop-motion animation of the brain

Scientists decode sentence signatures among brain activity patterns

Thinking on the go: why does the whole brain light up for just the smallest movements?

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

Neural masses and fields: modeling the dynamics of brain activity

Consumption from within: how the brain controls our appetite

Scientists turn taste on & off by manipulating brain cells

Researchers pinpoint where the brain unites our eyes

Neuralink launch event

Brain command center

Brain theory:

Natural News: brain info

TED talks regarding the human brain

Understanding the brain     The empty brain

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

The secret life of the brain    Hit the reset button in your brain

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

Brain waves could help predict how we respond to general anaesthetics 

Learning the architectual features that predict functional similarity of neural networks           

Allen Institute for Brain Science

The brain at sleep:

Duelling brain waves anchor or erase learning during sleep

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

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

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

The young brain:

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

Scientists identify timing of major metabolic shift in developing neurons

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

New reserach replicates the folding of a fetal human brain

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

Neuroscience for kids    

The aging brain:

A model for brain life history

You can grow new brain cells, here's how

Does staying busy really benefit the brain?

Brain gains for older adults who start exercising

What brain imaging reveals about the nature of multitasking

Social feedback and the emergence of rank in animal society

Neuroscientist investigates how our social lives affect our brains

Aged neuurons can now be generated using stem cell technology

Researchers discover method to measure stiffness of arteries in the brain 

Impaired energy production may explain why brian is susceptible to age-related disease  

New study highlights neuronal dynamism in adult brain    Study reveals how brain multitasks

Why the modern world is bad for your brain    Bigger brains: complex brains for a complex world

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

What scientists found inside the brains of 10 Rusian cosmonauts

Brain prosthetics:

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

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

The human brain can reprogram itself to control prosthetic limbs

Brain chip helps paralyzed man feel his fingers again

Neuralink launch event