UC Berkeley word atlas

How your brain files away words

View a colorful "semantic atlas" built by UC Berkeley scientists that illustrates how we process language.

UC San Diego EEG brain stopping system

Lost that thought? A new study may help you find it

Research from UC San Diego suggests our internal "stopping system" applies to body and mind alike.

UC Berkeley childhood book

Reinventing childhood in the 21st century

What are the differences between helicopter and "frontier" parenting? A UC Berkeley professor explores.

UCLA laughter study

Friends or not? Just a second of laughter can reveal relationship status

A UCLA study finds that listeners across the globe can tell a lot from your laugh.

UC Davis reading study

UC Davis scientists get a new look into how we read

Researchers discover a way to observe brain activity during natural reading, expanding our ability to understand language.

UC Riverside Immortality Project

Flitting through eternity

UC Riverside provides some new insight into the physical basis of near-death experiences.

UC Irvine mind games

Mind games: Why April Fools' Day works

A UC Irvine cognitive scientist exposes the ultimate trickster: your brain.

UCSF dementia depression

Study suggests ‘emotional health’ implicated in dementia

Risk may be almost doubled by escalating depression in the elderly, according to UC San Francisco research.

UC steps up efforts to address student mental health

UC is hiring 85 clinicians to increase access to student mental health services.

NCAA march madness

The science behind our love for March Madness

What makes us so passionate about sports? A UCLA professor explains.