A new atlas of the human brain could help explain abilities like language – and vulnerabilities, like Alzheimer's disease.
An effort to diversify genetic studies has led to a discovery about Parkinson's disease in people of African descent.
A severe traumatic brain injury can make it hard to remember recent events or conversations. But a form of brain stimulation appears to ease this memory deficit.
Diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's spread through the brain like a forest fire. A new study suggests how the fire starts.
Scientists have shown that deep brain stimulation during sleep can help people retain new information. The approach could help people with memory problems related to disorders like Alzheimer's.
Scientists have decoded streams of words in the brain using artificial intelligence and the data from MRI scans.
Researchers have found a system in the brain that seems to integrate control of individual muscles with a person's intentions, emotions and entire body.
Mora Leeb was 9 months old when surgeons removed half her brain. Now 15, she plays soccer and tells jokes. Scientists say Mora is an extreme example of a process known as brain plasticity.
Researchers have mapped the more than 500,000 connections in the intricate brain of a fruit fly larva. This map, they say, could help scientists figure out how learning changes the human brain, too.
Two stroke patients regained control of a disabled arm and hand after researchers delivered electrical stimulation to their spines, paving the way toward a medical device that could aid movement.
Call it "precision waking" — the alleged ability to decide when you want to wake up and then doing so, without an alarm. If you think you can do it, you're not alone, though how is still mysterious.
The brain uses special neurons called time cells to organize our memories of events and experiences. But, despite their name, these cells don't work like a clock.
Researchers are launching a make-or-break study to test the conventional wisdom about what causes Alzheimer's disease.
A dish of brain cells learned to play the 1970s video game Pong. The research could help computers become more intelligent
Scientists have devised a new model for studying disorders like autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. It uses clusters of human brain cells grown inside the brain of a rat.