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Human brain can identify a familiar song in the blink of an eye – revealing the deep hold our favourite songs have on our memory Researchers at University College London looked at brains’...

Death… it’s someone else’s problem! How the human brain is wired to stop you thinking about your own demise by making you believe you’ll live forever Researchers at Bar Ilan University...

Ask Tom Yendell how he learned to eat, use a computer, place phone calls or do anything else with his feet, and he’ll turn the question around. “How did you figure out how to do things with your hands?”...

The tiny, transparent roundworm known as Caenorhabditis elegans is roughly the size of a comma. Its entire body is made up of just about 1,000 cells. A third are brain cells, or neurons, that govern how...

Game that trains your brain by showing you real-time scans of your mind at work can boost your mental skills in less than an HOUR, experts say Researchers  asked 36 healthy adults to imagine moving their...

Why we have nightmares: Scientists reveal higher activity in the lefthand side of the brain is the reason we have angry dreams – and it could lead to treatments for people who relive traumatic events...

A 19-year-old woman in the UK claims that despite 15 trips to the doctor for “crippling headaches” it took an emergency visit to the hospital for her pain to be diagnosed as a cancerous brain tumor....

Paying off debt can help your brain think more clearly and make better decisions, study finds The researchers found that debt relief lowered the ‘mental burdens of the poor’ About 200 low-income...

How to improve your concentration: Brain training game is as effective as stimulant drugs at boosting your attention span, say experts A new brain training app designed by researchers at the University...

Defiant woman with incurable brain cancer, 35, REFUSES treatment by the NHS to prolong her life in favour of raising £60K for proton beam therapy – despite the risk she could die while trying to...

Sleep is one of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle— doctors typically recommend 7-9 hours each night. But when we don’t get enough sleep, it can have serious effects on our...

Space travel alters the brain and can even affect astronauts’ vision on long missions, study warns Researchers conducted brain scans of 10 cosmonauts on the ISS for 189 days They found measurable...

The youngster was hit by the bug which developed into a devastating brain fever following his birth at Watford General Hospital, London’s High Court heard. The hospital did not detect the infection...

Little Amelia Elphee is one of only 30 people in Europe to have been diagnosed with the 'neuroepithelial' brain tumour, with the treatment the next desperate step to fight the disease. On the...

The color changing gradient illusion that can ‘break your brain’ A Japanese psychologist shared a mind-bending optical illusion on Twitter In a video, Akiyoshi Kitaoka moves a swatch across...

For many years, researchers have been exploring the question of why humans are the only primates that can talk. While our primate cousins have shown time and again that they are more intelligent and capable...