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Bigger brain space leads to lesser confusion between similar memories: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:54

A new research has revealed that there would be less confusion between similar memories, which overlap physically in the brain, if the brain area responsible for them is larger.

Domesticated lifestyle shrunk our brains

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 14:37

Scientists have found that the human brain has been shrinking for the past 20,000 years, and we have lost roughly a tennis ball`s worth of neurons in volume, possibly as a result of `domestication`.

Mapped: How signals travel in a living organism

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 21:39

In a first, researchers have imaged all of the neurons firing in a living organism - revealing how signals travel through the body in real time.

Scientists create `most realistic artificial human brain yet`

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 18:13

Scientists claim to have developed the "closest model" to a functioning human brain ever created and it is advanced enough to pass a basic IQ test.

Controlling memory `by harnessing neurons in mice brains`

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 18:59

Scientists claim to have for the first time successfully managed to partially control a specific memory in mice.

Coming soon: A mind-reading device?

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 12:03

Advances in EEG brain-wave detection technology could soon help monitor a pilot’s state of mind.

Taste sensing brain areas mapped for first time

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 18:15

Each taste, from sweet to salty, is sensed by a set of neurons in the brain. Now scientists have mapped for the first time how taste is represented in the mammalian brain.