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In this video, Columbia University neuroscientist Daphna Shohamy explains the science of memory to a kid, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert. Along the way, she describes how her research is reshaping our understanding of what w...

Neurons communicate with each other via electrical impulses, which are produced by ion channels that control the flow of ions such as potassium and sodium. In a surprising new finding, MIT neuroscientists have shown that human neurons have a much sma...

Researchers at Stockholm University have provided the first experimental evidence that brain regions can evolve independently of each other during cognitive evolution. This so called mosaic brain evolution was verified empirically in an artificial se...

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Now, a new study has brought us closer to understanding some of its evolution. It shows that human brains decreased in size approximately 3,000 years ago. By studying ants as models to illustrate...

Our DNA is very similar to that of the chimpanzee, which in evolutionary terms is our closest living relative. Stem cell researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now found a previously overlooked part of our DNA, so-called non-coded DNA, that ap...

I discovered this cool optical illusion through one of the Technology Review newsletters. Stare at the green dot in the image below — that part is meant to blink in and out of sight — and you'll notice that the 3 yellow dots will randomly seem to...

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to David Julius at UCSF and molecular neurobiologist Ardem Patapoutian at Scripps Research. Julius used capsaicin— the spicy compound in peppers— to discover the proteins that re...