Women who take birth control pills have a smaller hypothalamus, a region of the brain associated with mood and sex drive, compared to non-users, according to preliminary research.
People who play board games and cards are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, according to a new study.
A new wearable bike helmet-style brain scanner system could make scans easier and more reliable in children, researchers say.
Britain’s leading scientists are calling on the Government to get ahead of other countries in ensuring ethical risks of using brain-computer technology are properly understood, along with suitable regulations.
A tiny worm-like robot capable of gliding through narrow, winding pathways such as those found in the brain has been developed by scientists.
Spontaneous fluctuations in human brain activity influence whether people make risky decisions, a new study has suggested.
But mum, it’s not my fault – biology made me do it.
Brains get stiff with age just like muscles and joints, scientists have said.
A £3 million charity fund will allow scientists across the world to access stored brains virtually by helping digitise part of Europe’s largest brain and tissue bank.
Dietary supplements which claim to boost brain health are a “waste of money” and a good diet is the best way to keep the mind sharp, a team of international experts has said.
Older adults who regularly do word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to a study.
Being thick around the middle could be indicative of a shrunken brain, research suggests.
What does being generous do to our brains?
We may use clocks to keep track of time, but the human brain does not perceive its passage in minutes and hours.
Aberdeen University researchers are to look into the effects of aging of the brain in different countries.
A single-celled parasite that worms its way into the brain may be the secret driving force behind entrepreneurs around the world, research suggests.
All human brains are structurally different – just like fingerprints, according to new research.
Our brains play tricks on us all the time – from creating false memories to filling in missing pieces of information – but there is also something else that they are good at.
Honeybees in a colony show similarities with interacting neurons in the human brain, research has shown.
A US start-up is looking to preserve human brains with the aim of digitally backing up their minds, but there’s a grisly catch.
Not all bird brains are equal, and the cleverest may operate in a way linked to human intelligence, scientists have discovered.
New neurons stop growing in a key region of the brain’s “memory centre” as early as adolescence, according to a controversial study.
Feeling depressed for years causes changes in the brain that may mirror the progress of Alzheimer’s by triggering the death of neurons, research has shown.
The size of the human brain has increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years, scientists say.
Excessive alcohol is known to be detrimental to health but new research claims having it in small doses can be good for the brain.
Sleep disturbances caused by “body clock” disruption may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s, new research suggests.
Getting constantly interrupted at work can make it hard to focus on the task at hand, but scientists believe they may have an answer to the problem.
The wafting aroma of homemade festive turkey. The smell of your mother’s favourite perfume.
The brain considers talking to ourselves in our heads to be very similar to speaking our thoughts out loud.
The internet always loves a good old puzzle but a silent animation that’s causing people to “hear” it has left many baffled.