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.
A thin, wearable brain-machine interface could allow patients to be monitored outside of hospital, or let soldiers communicate silently in the field.
German researchers have used drivers' brain signals, for the first time, to assist in braking, providing much quicker reaction times, they say.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered a new way to deal with chronic pain. And it’s not medical marijuana.
Canadian researchers have discovered just how some blind people are able to navigate accurately using the same echolocation technique as bats and dolphins.
For the first time ever, a man paralyzed from the chest down has walked unaided.
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.
Researchers at Hewlett Packard and UC Santa Barbara say they've made a breakthrough in the development of a device that could revolutionize computing by mimicking the brain.
A new study suggests that our brains have a built-in mechanism that causes an automatic reaction when we deal with someone who refuses to share.
Researchers have built a synthetic synapse in work that could one day lead to a fully-functioning artificial brain.
Mice that are low on the totem pole have a tough life. It turns out that bullying has some measurable effects on the brain chemistry of mice.
The path to combining man with machine into a real cyborg may be a little bit clearer thanks to new scientific research.
A new study from The University of Michigan has found that after being disrupted, mouse brains are able to shift important functions tied to learning and memory.
The debate over whether cellphones affect the brain rumbles on. The latest study shows a measurable effect on brain activity - but one which may or may not be harmful, say the team.
University of Sydney scientists say they're on the verge of creating an 'electronic thinking cap' - a way of stimulating the brain to provide flashes of insight.
People with conservative views have a larger amygdala, a primitive part of the brain associated with fear, new research shows.
A medical team believes it's developed an effective vaccine against the most common type of brain cancer, and is about to try it out on human subjects.