New 'memristor' technology can bring brain-like computing closer to reality

A team of Northwestern researchers has accomplished a new step forward in electronics that can bring brain-like computing closer to reality.

Are grapes sour? How brain decodes taste
Are grapes sour? How brain decodes taste

Researchers have discovered how taste is encoded in patterns of neural activity in the human brain.

Optical fibres show promise for brain-like computer

Using optical fibres made of speciality glass, the researchers from the University of Southampton in Britain have shown that computers that function like the human brain could soon become a reality.

Brain treats real, imaginary objects similarly
Brain treats real, imaginary objects similarly

Wondered how great archer Arjuna hit the bird's eye with his arrow with such precision. Thanks to an in-built mechanism in the brain.

Mud may have preserved 'oldest human brain' for 2500 years

A human brain in the UK, believed to be the oldest ever discovered, may have been preserved for over 2,500 years by mud, archaeologists say.

Genetic links found to size of brain structures

In a significant finding, an international team of scientists has discovered five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the human brain.

How human brain ignores distractions to concentrate revealed

 Scientists have convincingly identified a network of neurons in a particular area of the brain, the lateral prefrontal cortex, that interact with one another to promptly filter visual information while at the same time ignoring distractions.

New technique to show how brain works

Scientists from University of Southampton have developed a new technique to mark individual brain cells to help improve the understanding of how brain works.

New insights into human nervous system's evolution
New insights into human nervous system's evolution

Biologists at Heidelberg University announced Tuesday that nerve cell centralisation does begin in multicellular animals.

Restoring 'lost memories' may be possible

A new study has revealed that it might be possible now to restore lost memories, as it provided proof contradicting the idea that long-term memory is stored at synapses.

Brain has weak spot for Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

 The human brain has a fragile spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, a study involving 484 healthy people aged between eight and 85 years has found.

Gateway to human memory in brain identified

An international team has successfully determined with a level of precision never achieved before the location in the brain where memories are generated.

Thank prehistoric conflict for collaboration, intelligence in humans

A new research has revealed that prehistoric conflict hastened human brain's capacity for collaboration.

Cradle of memories in brain discovered

A team of researchers has determined the location, where memories are generated with a level of precision never achieved before.

How brain perceives taste
How brain perceives taste

A new study has helped researchers discover the longstanding secret behind how human brain perceives taste.

Why people forget details but maintain emotional reaction post traumatic events

A new research has revealed that human brain dissociates the explicit memory of a negative event from the emotional response in fearful situations.

How brain tricks you into believing that you have sharp vision

A new study has recently explained that how human brain leads people to believe that they have sharp vision and they see the world uniformly detailed.

Human brain uses geometric relationship to navigate from one place to another
Human brain uses geometric relationship to navigate from one place to another

A new study has revealed that the brain uses geometrical relationships from spatial environment to track the movements one made to move from one place to another.

How brain retrieves specific memories
How brain retrieves specific memories

A team of US researchers has used light to erase specific memories in mice, giving an impetus to the basic theory of how different parts of the brain work together to retrieve episodic memories.

Brain wave may help investigators spot liars

Bringing out the truth from people involved in an investigation may soon be a lot easier as researchers have found that a particular brain wave could be used to tell whether someone recognises details they encountered in life.