Intelligence is not a muscle

 Why is a similar task done efficiently by one person and not-so-well by the other? Scientists now have the answer.

Roche steps up work on two experimental Alzheimer's drugs

Roche is to step up its research efforts on two Alzheimer`s drugs, both of which suffered setbacks in tests last year, reflecting its belief in drugs targeting protein plaques found in brains of patients with the disease.

Expectations shape infants' brains: Study

 Infants can use their expectations about the world to rapidly shape their developing brains, shows research.

'Polluted air' can reduce white matter in our brains

In a new study, scientist have claimed that air pollution could cut down the white matter in our brains.

Men prefer brains over big breasts and long legs: Study

 What do men prefer, beauty or brains? According to a British evolutionary biologist, men prefer intelligence over big breasts and long legs when it comes to choosing a life partner.

Unable to kick the butt? Blame your brain

Brains of some smokers may be hardwired to succeed at quitting, a new study has found.

Here's how our 'smart' brains separate ability to talk and write

 A new study has revealed how the brain separates our ability to talk and write.

Magical 'Harry Potter' books do spellbind our brains

It turns out that certain words from the magical Harry Potter books do cast a spell on our brains.

How gender is determined in the brain

During prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male or female characteristics. New research sheds light on how this process is triggered.

What made human brains bigger than that of chimps
What made human brains bigger than that of chimps

Researchers have discovered a tiny difference in a particular regulator of gene activity that human brain is bigger than that of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee who have almost all of of the genes that we have.

Pigeons' brains not so different from toddlers'

People may say birds are brainless, but it turns out that pigeons' brains are equivalent to that of toddlers''.

Facebook addiction may show up in brain

Scientists have found that people who experience compulsive urges to use Facebook have some brain patterns similar to those found in drug addicts.

Longer we take to decide, the less accurate and confident we get

A team of neuroscientists has found that the longer people take to decide, the less accurate and confident they are.

About 100 brains missing from University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde.

Musicians have better long-term memories

 If you are a musician, you have a better long-term memory as a new study has revealed what may be the first links between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory.

Dinosaurs used noses to enhance sense of smell, cool brains

 A new study has revealed that millions years ago dinosaurs used their noses not just to breathe but also to enhance their sense of smell and cool their brains.

Now, dementia maybe cured with 'turmeric'

Scientists have made a breakthrough in treating Alzheimer's disease and found that the spice turmeric could help beat dementia.

How bats track their targets in cluttered scenes revealed

A study has provided a new insight into how bats focus on their targets such as bugs through the trees in the dark of night.

Marijuana use shrinks teenagers` brains: Experts

Frequent marijuana use among teenagers can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased intelligence quotient (IQ), psychologists warn.

Drug to cure Alzheimer`s comes step closer

In what could open a new chapter in the development of drugs for treating Alzheimer`s disease, for which currently there is no cure, researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target for tackling memory impairment.