Mind & Brain

A Repressor Protein Produces a Neuron

Neurons come into being when their progenitor cells ignore proliferative signals during brain development. A new study published today in Neuron journal describes, for...

How Reading Books Changes Your Body

Reading stories increases brain connectivity Most people have read at least one story that changed their way of thinking. Researchers at Emory University have found...

Re-Learning Math with the Human Calculator

The way you learnt math was the worst method possible…?!

From the Producers of Beer: Cannabinoids in the Lab

Researchers engineered S. cerevisiae, the yeast used for brewing beer, and synthesized the main cannabinoids -THC and CBD- of the plant Cannabis sativa.

How Memory Research Can Help You Learn a New Language

Tell me if this sounds familiar: you just turned off the light, your head is on the pillow, your eyes are closed, and yet,...

Dementia Is Not Fated; Fight It Away

The wider the brain's neuronal circuits, the lower the risk of dementia in old age.

The Amazing Brains of Musicians

The brain of a musician is incredibly plastic; it can rearrange its old networks and form new ones. But how can we study musical training in real life conditions?

Alien Limbs: Living in a Struggle Between Body and Mind

How literature can help people with extreme body disorders.

Lack of Sleep Triggers the Brain to Eat Its Cells Uncontrollably

Chronic Sleep Deprivation correlates with an enhanced phagocytic activity in the brain’s cells.

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Improves Patients’ Cognitive Abilities

NeuroAD, a novel medical device for Alzheimer's treatment, has shown promising results in clinical trials. The lack of side-effects, the cognitive improvements in patients...