When you're taking a walk around the block, your body is mostly on autopilot—you don't have to consciously think about alternating which leg you step with or which muscles it takes to lift a foot and put it back down. That's ...
Mice that have a particular brain chemical switched off become hyperactive and sleep for just 65 per cent of their normal time.
It's a question most attorneys wish they could answer: How and why do judges and juries arrive at their decisions?
If you sometimes feel like you have a little foreman in your head who keeps you on track while you work step-by-step through a sequence of tasks, you aren't far off. In new research, Brown University scientists report evidence ...
New research may help explain why drug treatments for addiction and depression don't work for some patients.
Working in mice, researchers at Duke University have discovered a potential new class of drugs that may prevent the development of temporal lobe epilepsy, one of the most common and devastating forms of epilepsy.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered a key mechanism that explains how compounds they're developing can suppress schizophrenia-like symptoms in mice without side effects.
Though scientists have long known that mice can pick out scents—the smell of food, say, or the odor of a predator—they have been at a loss to explain how they are able to perform that seemingly complex task so easily.
An international team of researchers from Indiana University and Switzerland is using data mapping methods created to track the spread of information on social networks to trace its dissemination across a surprisingly different ...
Don't I know that guy? Neuroscientists pinpoint part of the brain that deciphers memory from new experience
You see a man at the grocery store. Is that the fellow you went to college with or just a guy who looks like him?