How the brain recognizes speech

The shaping of sound by our mouths leaves an acoustic trail the brain can follow.

More than meets the eye

When it comes to vision, the brain can perform more than one function without sacrificing time or accuracy.

Caffeine consumption enhances memory

A cup of coffee's good not just for waking up, but also for boosting long-term memory.

Prenatal exposure to alcohol disrupts brain circuitry

These babies may suffer from increased anxiety and poor motor function, conditions typical of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Super-memory folks are vulnerable to false memories, too

Test subjects with super-autobiographical memory logged scores similar to those with average memory, researchers find.
rat on treadmill

Do your legs know what your tongue is doing?

Researchers created a virtual world for rats that showed how navigation, expectation of a reward are connected.

Fruit flies offer clues to salt influence

Animals prefer low-salt foods over high. Fruit flies help unravel the underlying science.
UCLA football players on the field

New guidelines for sports concussions

The new guidelines are aimed at protecting the more than 1 million athletes who suffer concussions each year in the U.S.

Is this peptide a key to happiness?

Hypocretin, a peptide neurotransmitter increased during positive experiences, could be instrumental in battling depression.

Poor sleep in old age prevents us from storing memories

Memories get "stuck" — and eventually are erased — without deep sleep to move them to permanence.