Exquisitely detailed map of a tiny piece of the human brain

Although the map covers just a fraction of the organ—a whole brain is a million times larger—that piece contains roughly 57,000 cells, about 230 millimeters of blood vessels, and nearly 150 million synapses. 

How fasting makes the brain and gut work together

The intermittent energy restriction (IER) diet changes the human brain-gut-microbiome axis. There are highly dynamic changes in the gut microbiome and in the activity in addition-related brain regions during and after the diet.

The Human Brain Is Getting Bigger With Each Generation, Study Shows

Researchers have discovered that people born in more recent decades have larger brain volumes compared to those born in earlier decades.

Brain waves travel in different directions for memorising and made and recalling

By carefully monitoring neural activity of people who were recalling memories or forming new ones, the researchers managed to detect how a newly appreciated type of brainwave influences the storage and retrieval of memories.

Tiny Doses of LSD Boost Unique Signals in The Human Brain

Even small doses of LSD could have therapeutic benefits for mental health and task performance, a new study shows.

Ultrasound aimed at the brain can relieve pain

Narrowly focused soundwaves aimed at an area of the brain called the insula reduced both the perception of pain and the body’s reaction to it, according to a new study.

Ancient viruses helped shape our bodies, brain millions of years ago

Millions of years ago, vertebrates were infected by a virus, which played an important role in the evolution of human beings and the development of brains and human bodies.

'Time Cells' in Human Brain Encode The Flow of Time

Research suggests that 'time cells' – neurons in the hippocampus thought to represent temporal information – could be the glue that sticks our memories together in the right sequence so that we can properly recall the correct order in which things happened.

'Mini Brains' From Stem Cells Developed "Eyes"

Mini brains grown in a lab from stem cells spontaneously developed rudimentary eye structures, scientists reported in a fascinating paper in 2021.

Food preservation began human brain growth

A study by evolutionary neuroscientists suggests our minds develop thanks to fermentation. It made food easier to digest and contained more nutrients, facilitating our grey matter’s development.

Scientists discover spiral-shaped signals that organise brain activity

The study suggests that gaining insights into how the spirals are related to cognitive processing could significantly enhance our understanding of the dynamics and functions of the brain.

Doctors Conduct Brain Surgery on Fetus in Womb in World First

For the first time, surgeons have successfully repaired a major malformation in the brain of a fetus.

Brain scans can translate a person's thoughts into words

In a new study, a model trained on functional magnetic resonance imaging scans of three volunteers was able to predict whole sentences they were hearing with surprising accuracy—just by looking at their brain activity. 

Evidence of increased brain activity right before death

At the time of death, brain activity was detected in the TPJ region of the brain - a recent study found. The TPJ region already has a known association with dreaming, hallucinations, and altered states of consciousness.

Mysterious 'Zone of Uncertainty' Inside The Brain

Recent tests show that the zone of uncertainty in the brain is encoding previous experiences in a special bidirectional way that hasn't been seen before.