Music has the ability to captivate us; when listeners engage with music, they follow its sounds closely, connecting to what they hear in an affective and invested way. But what is it about music that keeps the audience engaged?
ASU and Stanford study shows how the hippocampus provides information to other brain areas during learning.
Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear.
Juan Enriquez forecasts the possible futures of genetic editing, exploring the immense uncertainty and opportunity of this next frontier.
Seeing through another’s eyes – research shows for the first time how we use others’ viewpoints to make decisions
Researchers shed light on how we are able to effectively form mental images of how objects look to other people.
Partnered with machine learning, brain scans reveal how people understand objects in our world.
An international team of researchers has identified, for the first time, the cell types, areas and biological processes in the brain that mediate the genetic risk of insomnia. This was made possible by assessing DNA and sleep features in no less than 1.3 million people. The findings are a major step towards getting grip on the biological mechanisms that cause insomnia.
Study shows parrots can pass classic test of intelligence.
We often think of our brains as the centre of complex motor function and control, but how ‘smart’ is your spinal cord? Turns out, it is smarter than we think.
Scientists have been able to detect the neural ‘fingerprints’ of a missing hand decades after amputation, regardless of the presence of phantom limb movements, but could not find similar fingerprints in those born with a missing hand.
New insights into the origins of depression have been offered by a large-scale genetic study.