Semen has direct effect on female brain

A newly-discovered protein in the semen of all mammals - including humans - prompts females to ovulate through a direct effect on the brain.

FMRI gives voice to those with no movement

A new device can enable people who are completely unable to speak or move to manage unscripted back-and-forth conversation.

Researchers map damage to Phineas Gage's brain

Neurologists have modeled the damage caused to a man's brain when a three-foot metal bar was driven through his head - over 160 years after the accident happened.

US special ops train with NeuroTracker

The US military has deployed an advance simulator to help special ops forces improve situational awareness, multiple target tracking and decision-making efficiency.

Meditation strengthens the brain

University of California Los Angeles researchers have discovered that meditation physically alters the brain, possibly allowing it to process information more quickly.

Astronauts show brain and eye abnormalities

A new study has confirmed that astronauts risk brain and vision abnormalities as a result of spending time in space.

'Telepathy machine' close to reality, say scientists

Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have been able to listen in on people's thoughts, using brain waves to reconstruct the actual words that subjects have been hearing.

Graphene transistors compatible with living cells

A team at at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen says it's built the foundation for devices to communicate directly with the human brain.

MIT chip 'mimics brain'

MIT researchers have designed a computer chip that mimics how the brain’s neurons adapt in response to new information, known as plasticity.

Mammoth blood proteins could be used in major surgery

The blood from woolly mammoths is helping scientists develop new blood products for medical procedures such as heart and brain surgery.

Well-preserved fossils could be earliest human ancestor

Researchers say they've discovered a 'missing link' - a hominid 1.8 million years old that may be our oldest direct human ancestor yet found.

Team develops 'skin-like' brain-machine interface

A thin, wearable brain-machine interface could allow patients to be monitored outside of hospital, or let soldiers communicate silently in the field.

Applying the brakes with brain power alone

German researchers have used drivers' brain signals, for the first time, to assist in braking, providing much quicker reaction times, they say.

Caltech 'soup' shows brainlike behavior

Caltech researchers have created the first artificial neural network from DNA - a circuit of interacting molecules that can recall memories based on incomplete patterns, just as a brain can.

Million-processor computer to model the human brain

Up to a million ARM processors are to be linked together to create a massive computer, called SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network architecture) that can simulate the workings of the brain.

Study makes brain-like computing a step closer to reality

Computers are kind of like brains, we rely on them to do a lot of thinking for us. New research has taken the “brain-like” aspect of computers to a whole new level.

Neuroscientists find a new way to wipe pain away

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered a new way to deal with chronic pain. And it’s not medical marijuana.

Blind people can echolocate using visual center of brain

Canadian researchers have discovered just how some blind people are able to navigate accurately using the same echolocation technique as bats and dolphins.

Paralyzed man learns to walk again

For the first time ever, a man paralyzed from the chest down has walked unaided.

Anxiety might live in your gut, not in your head

Researchers at McMaster University have made an interesting discovery about those “gut feelings” we sometimes have. It’s a big discovery linked to little organisms.