People seek out art and music that combine sadness and beauty. Scientists and artists say there's good reason why we're drawn to it.
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.
An obscure bit of brain tissue appears critical to both out-of-body experiences and our sense of being anchored to a physical self.
Diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's spread through the brain like a forest fire. A new study suggests how the fire starts.
Dopamine is a part of our brain's survival mechanism. It is also part of why sugary foods and social media hook kids. The latest neuroscience can help parents help their kids manage behavior.
Art can make the brain's wiring stronger, more flexible and ready to learn, say the authors of a new book, Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us.
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.
Researchers at NYU have conducted a study on how long it takes for people to decide whether they love or hate a song.
For people with drug-resistant epilepsy, surgery used to be seen as a last resort. Now it's often the treatment of choice.
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.