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.
When Randy Schiefer was hospitalized with COVID-19, he wasn't sure he would survive. Now, he looks back at that experience as the most important thing that has ever happened to him.
Mild cognitive impairment, a common brain condition, can be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. But most people don't know the symptoms. And some may mistake it for normal aging.
Arts therapies appear to ease brain disorders from Parkinson's to PTSD. Now, artists and scientists have launched an effort to understand how these treatments change the brain.
Scientists have shown that the brain uses multiple checkpoints to make sure we get enough water, but not too much.
Scientists have found a cluster of rhythmic brain cells in newborn mice that may explain why spoken languages around the world share a common tempo.