An experiment in rats suggests that gene editing may be a treatment for anxiety and alcoholism in adults who were exposed to binge-drinking in their adolescence.
Scientists use tripping rats to show that LSD disrupts communication between two key brain regions.
Our brains might be flooded with the hallucinogen DMT as we die, leading to vivid dreams.
The human brain makes a striking deviation from the normal building plan.
Your brain is remarkably good at mapping out physical spaces — even if it's an imaginary space like Hogwarts. But how does the brain do it?
Signals from the environment, such as those detected by your sense organs, have no inherent psychological meaning. Your brain creates the meaning.
Evidence shows that information is transmitted via “complex contagion.”
Your subjective experience might not end the moment your heart stops, research on near-death experiences suggests.
It may be old tech, but it's super-reliable.
Can electrical stimulation meaningfully substitute for natural touch during a complex task in the real world? We think so.
The compound found in "magic mushrooms" has significant and fast-acting impact on the brains of rats.
About six minutes after the heart stops, the brain essentially dies.
The light from Earendel took 12.9 billion years to reach Hubble. The star is millions of times brighter than our Sun and 50 times as massive.
Revolutionary techniques for understanding brain functions in animals could soon help us understand how emotions guide our lives.
Who needs steroids when you have the placebo effect?
This century alone has already had a couple of Onesdays (1/11/11 and 11/11/11).
"Lac-Phe" grants obese mice the benefits of exercise — without exercising. But don't expect an "exercise pill."
It’s all well and good to discuss how our humanity evolved – but what even is humanity?
Willpower alone likely isn't enough to replace a bad habit with a good one.
About 359 million years ago, at the end of the last phase of the Devonian period, there was a mass extinction event or series of events. An estimated 70 to […]
The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter recently captured images that could help scientists better under the mysterious physics of our Sun.
A study involving nearly 2,000 people found links between personality traits and the likelihood of moving toward or away from dementia.
UNC School of Medicine researchers identified the amino acid responsible for the trip.
Through self-tracking and self-experimentation, we can greatly improve our cognitive capacity.