Human Brain Functioning

First came homo sapiens, then came the modern brain

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

The evolution of modern human brain shape 

Connecting the dots to undersatnd brain structure

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

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

Understanding the brain    Neuroplasticity    The empty brain

Brain is 10 times more active than previously measured

Are there bacteria in your brain?

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

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

Diversity in the brain - how millions of neurons become unique 

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

Intelligence is correlated with fewer neural connections. not more

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

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

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    How the brain creates a timeline of the past 

The brain maps out ideas and memories like spaces  

Turning down the brain to erase fearful memories

Neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation

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

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

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

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

Towards reconstructing intelligible speech from the human auditory cortex

Neural masses and fields: modeling the dynamics of brain activity    Mapping the brain with data science

Brain plasticity - the last frontier    Scientists capture first images of brain's microglia nibbling on neurons   

Flipping a protein switch to illuminate brain functions    Visualizing lymphatic vessels in the brain

New reserach replicates the folding of a fetal human brain

Consumption from within: how the brain controls our appetite

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

Where is my mind? looking for the cortical conscious network

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

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

Clock stars: astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior 

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   

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

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

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

The human brain can reprogram itself to control prosthetic limbs

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

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    

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

Allen Institute for Brain Science

Neuroscience for kids

The brain at sleep:

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 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