David Walker takes a look at how neuroscience may explain personal levels of morality.
Researchers at Cornell University may be closer to understanding what came first – bigger brains or larger brain regions that control specific behaviours.
Researchers have shown that it may be possible to identify potential child molesters through brain scans, which suggests a route to treatment and prevention
Exciting new research has taken scientists a step closer to understanding the nature and possibility of memory manipulation, and it’s medical implications.
Experimental neuroscience which studies dopamine and the brain’s reward system can shed light on drug addiction, how it works, and how to treat it.
Using an fMRI scanner to view word groups in the brain could take us closer to creating a universal ‘language decoder’.
What do we know about happiness? This week’s image reveals a clue in the quest for happiness.
Awake in a coma – a nightmare which becomes reality for some. We investigate some of the technologies used by doctors to predict patient consciousness and survival following brain injury.
Margaux Lesaffre on abnormal brain waves that may cause hallucinations in schizophrenia
Eleanor Magson investigates whether memories make us who we are.
Angelina Chrysanthou explores the sub-conscious factors which influence our decision making
Robyn Hopcroft explores the muddled world of morality
Connie Orbach and Nic Rae endure temptation at the Press Launch of Cravings, the new Science Museum show
Alzheimer’s update: an interview with researcher Dr Magdalena Sastre
Tom Stoppard’s play brings you into the life of a neuroscientist, exploring the philosophy behind the minds of scientists with incredible realism..
Eleanor Magson delves into the world of neuroanatomy in Henry Marsh’s fantastic new book.
“In the darkness of the womb our brains are soaked in a cocktail of sex hormones.” Bentley Crudgington reviews a book on the complexities and science of gender.
Circadian rhythms run the biological world like clockwork. Madeleine Hurry explains how they work, from the genes in a bacterium to the human brain
Matt Sargeant asks if addiction will still be a major societal problem by the 22nd Century, and whether pharmacology might have the answer
What is consciousness? Who or what is the ‘me’ that I call my ‘self’? And does that ‘self’ control what I do, or is that an illusion?
Where art and neuroscience collide: Elly Magson investigates the science themed art exhibiton at the Rag Factory, Brick lane
Dr Hill on the project that aims to build the human brain from big data …
MDMA research by Professor Nutt that aired on Channel 4 in 2012 has been published …
Deryck Whibley couldn’t stop the spiral to alcoholism because of its dual impact on his brain …
Taking a wide view on this cannabis talk at the Imperial Festival 2014 …
Some inspiring talks came out of this marathon Easter Monday session at the Royal Albert Hall …
Could we one day hook our brain up to control the movements of an avatar? …
Zebrafish are the unsung heroes of neuroscience, participating in more research in this area than any other animal model …
What would it be like to live your entire life without feeling fear? It’s not all plain sailing …
We may soon be merging our minds with computers and the internet to create a ‘singularity’ of consciousness …