Gentle jolts of alternating current to the brain restored the waning working memories of older adults (aged 60 to 76 years old) to performance levels seen in younger adults (aged 20 to 29)—at least for a little under an hour.
After years of work, researchers in the UK have now cultivated one of the most sophisticated miniature brains-in-a-dish yet, and it actually managed to behave strange by spontaneously connecting itself to the nearby tissue.
Researchers found that males, old people and low-income people may actually be losing more like a few years of education the longer they breathed dirty air.
A new study has identified brain signatures that can indicate consciousness without relying on self-report or the need to ask patients to engage in a particular task.
In a scientific first, neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. This breakthrough could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain.
Nine and 10-year-old kids spending more than seven hours a day using smart devices show signs of premature thinning of the cortex, the brain's outermost layer that processes sensory information.
Using a cutting-edge imaging technology, US scientists examined more than 1 million cells in a 2-millimeter by 2-millimeter by 0.6 millimeter block of brain, and identified more than 70 different types of neurons.
It’s not every day that scientists find a completely new aspect of human anatomy, but one study is providing exactly that, describing a previously unknown network of tunnels located between the skull and the brain.
A study tracked 10,000 British civil servants' health over many years. Using a sample of 6,506 aged between 45 and 68, scientists compared how reasoning, memory, and eloquence changed over a period of 10 years.
The relaxation response and mindfulness meditation are working through different neural mechanisms.