A combination of advances in brain imaging and genetics is revealing that consciousness resides not in a particular area of the brain, but in interactions between them.
The well-known concept that different parts of the tongue sense different tastes is inaccurate – in reality, all parts of the tongue can sense any taste.
Dr. Mark Changizi’s “The Vision Revolution” compares four aspects of human vision to superpowers, highlighting some of the remarkable qualities of our visual systems.
Professor Tamas Horvath and his research team have found that natural birth stimulates production of a protein that helps neurons, especially those involved in memory, form connections.
Omar Samad and Dr. Stephen Waxman have developed a potential method to treat neuropathic pain by reducing the production of a specific sodium channel.
Yale Professor Jane Taylor and graduate student Jacqueline Barker have identified a protein that is related to risk of alcoholism-like behavior in mice.
Dr. Judson Brewer of the Yale Medical School has shown that meditation decreases activity of the parts of the mind associated with self-referential processing and mind-wandering.
Ritalin and Adderall are two of the most popular neuroenhancing drugs, and though they may have real effects on memory and attention, their other health effects are still difficult to assess.
The recently-discovered endocannabinoid signaling system appears to have a role in controlling neurological functions including cravings, mood, and memory, making it an attractive drug target.
Recent research shows that, while the left and right hemispheres of the brain differ clearly in some abilities, such as language, they are also remarkably flexible.