Hand washing OCD

Helping OCD patients find treatment that works

Brain imaging data may help doctors spot who might benefit the most from cognitive behavioral therapy.

drunk fruit fly

A fruit fly walks into a bar ...

Fruit flies have a drinking culture, too — and it may help us understand addiction.

young blood and neurons

Cognitive benefits of 'young blood' linked to brain protein in mice

Infusing old mice with the blood of younger mice leads to brain rejuvenation. UCSF researchers may now have figured out how.

UC San Diego reach through the screen

New ‘4-D goggles’ allow wearers to be ‘touched’ by approaching objects

Reaching through the screen is about to get more extreme.

UCSF Dena Dubal

Could a protein called klotho block dementia and aging?

Dena Dubal wants to stave off neurodegenerative diseases with a novel approach: blocking aging.

UCSF source anxiety

Yep, your brain has ‘anxiety’ cells

It's not just your imagination, it's neurology, according to a new study on mice.

Powdered tumeric, the spice that contains curcumin.

Curcumin improves memory and mood, new study says

Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping. The compound found in turmeric has new benefits.

UC Berkeley brain

What does a thought look like?

Trippy: UC Berkeley neuroscientists are recording a thought's fleeting trip through the brain.

UC Irvine Science of Acting

The new science of acting

Cognitive scientists are helping actors infuse characters with genuine memories, feelings and personalities.

The evolutionary advantage of the teenage brain

Research is showing that the behaviors of teenagers aren’t just there to annoy parents, they serve a real evolutionary purpose.

Pages