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.
A brain surgeon in the US has said he expects to see computers implanted into people’s brains in his lifetime.
A first of its kind study may just have answered the perennial question of: which are smarter, dogs or cats?
Amputees can learn to control a robotic arm with their mind, new research suggests.
Smart people have been found to have more efficient brains – but there’s a way in for the rest of us
The brains of smart people are wired to be more efficient, new research suggests.
Dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain, does more than just make you feel good.
A person’s intelligence might depend on how flexible their brain is when it comes to storing and processing information, scientists say.
Sleep deprivation disrupts brain cell communication in much the same way as alcohol, research has shown.
A chemical in the brain that allows messages to pass between nerve cells could shed a light on disorders – such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and schizophrenia, scientists say.
We may consider ourselves the smartest mammals on the planet but it turns out the energy demands of the human brain aren’t as special as previously thought.
Find your mind drifting away during work meetings? Scientists have found a reason why you shouldn’t feel bad about yourself – new research suggests daydreaming is actually good for you.
Women are more generous than men and it may be down to how our brains react to chemicals, new research has claimed.
Evidence of the brain’s waste drainage system has been found after being forgotten about for more than 200 years.
Humans are pretty good at multitasking – Netflix and texting anyone? – but it appears pigeons are better.
Attempts to stop yourself from yawning could actually increase the urge to do so, new research suggests.
A computer that can be trained to recognise the smell of explosives has been unveiled at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania.
Tinnitus – a condition which triggers chronic ringing in sufferers’ ears – could be preventing hearers from fully resting, breakthrough research shows.
A team of researchers from an Aberdeen university have discovered a "universe" of hidden dimensions in the brain.
Two women whose husbands are living with brain tumours are aiming to raise £50,000 for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s neurology ward.