To Help Fidgety Kids, Researchers Made a Brain Scanner That Fits in a Bike Helmet A simple bike helmet may be the answer for researchers looking to study the brains of fidgety kids. With a few extra holes drilled in … Continue reading Fmri for kids
‘Outlandish’ competition seeks the brain’s source of consciousness Brain scientists can watch neurons fire and communicate. They can map how brain regions light up during sensation, decision-making, and speech. What they can’t explain is how all this activity gives rise … Continue reading Does consciousness exist?
Left-Handed People Are Being Unnecessarily Excluded From Neuroimaging Research, Study Finds In a world made for right-handed people, life can sometimes be frustrating if you are among the 10% or so who are “adextral” — that is, left-handed or ambidextrous. … Continue reading Atypical lateralisation
The Human Brain Project Hasn’t Lived Up to Its Promise On July 22, 2009, the neuroscientist Henry Markram walked onstage at the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, England, and told the audience that he was going to simulate the human brain, … Continue reading Neurons and the system
Researchers Have Identified An Area of The Dog Brain Dedicated To Processing Human Faces If you want to know about the special relationship between human and canine you need only watch a dog owner slavishly feed, cuddle and clean up … Continue reading Do dogs recognize you?
Procrastinator’s brains are different than those who get things done Daydreaming is important — studies have repeatedly said as much — but maybe you shouldn’t daydream too much, as a recent study by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum has come to … Continue reading When the amygdala shrinks
The Neuroscience of Pain On a foggy February morning in Oxford, England, I arrived at the John Radcliffe Hospital, a shiplike nineteen-seventies complex moored on a hill east of the city center, for the express purpose of being hurt. I … Continue reading The queen of pain