Mice, like humans, have facial expressions that can reveal their emotional state, according to scientists.
Like humans, bumblebees have been found to recognise objects in the dark using their sense of touch.
Chimpanzees have a sense of rhythm and like to move to the beat, according to a new study.
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.
Watching a newborn hiccup might make parents anxious but scientists say this involuntary process could be an important part of brain development.
Enjoyment of music comes from the right combination of uncertainty and surprise, according to an analysis of more than 700 pop songs.
But mum, it’s not my fault – biology made me do it.
Scientists have developed a method of constructing 3D facial models using the information stored in a person’s brain when recalling a familiar face.
It’s healthier to be a pear than an apple when it comes to body shape, research has shown.
We may use clocks to keep track of time, but the human brain does not perceive its passage in minutes and hours.
Taking responsibility for making decisions that affect the welfare of others sets leaders apart from followers, new research has shown.
Nouns slow down our speech because we unconsciously pause and tend to use sounds like “uhm” or “uh” before them, scientists have found.
It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but experts claim to have transplanted memories from one snail to another.
Praying mantises are the only insects that can see in 3D, but scientists have just discovered that their vision works completely differently to ours – and all other forms of 3D vision found in nature.
The brain considers talking to ourselves in our heads to be very similar to speaking our thoughts out loud.
A person’s intelligence might depend on how flexible their brain is when it comes to storing and processing information, scientists say.
Attempts to stop yourself from yawning could actually increase the urge to do so, new research suggests.