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Why we miss subtle visual changes, and why it keeps us...

Researchers discover a 'continuity field' that merges the appearance of similar objects seen within a matter of seconds Ever notice how Harry Potter's T-shirt abruptly...

Flies, humans perceive motion in same way

Scientists put flies on tiny spherical treadmills to study their similarities with humans in viewing moving objects. Anyone who has tried to swat a fly...

Caffeine enhances memory

For some, it's the tradition of steeping tealeaves to brew the perfect cup of tea. For others, it's the morning shuffle to a coffee...

Ultrasound directed to the human brain can boost sensory performance

Whales, bats, and even praying mantises use ultrasound as a sensory guidance system — and now a new study has found that ultrasound can...

Silencing Synapses: Hope for Pharmacological Solution to Cocaine Addiction

Imagine kicking a cocaine addiction by simply popping a pill that alters the way your brain processes chemical addiction. New research from the University...

Mice can inherit learned sensitivity to a smell

Trauma can scar people so indelibly that their children are affected. History provides examples of generations traumatized by war and starvation, whose children experience...

Scientists find brain region that helps you make up your mind

One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision...

Scientists find brain region that helps you make up your mind

One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision...

Swarming insect provides clues to how the brain processes smells

Our sense of smell is often the first response to environmental stimuli. Odors trigger neurons in the brain that alert us to take action....

Neuron ‘claws’ in the brain enable flies to distinguish 1 scent...

Think of the smell of an orange, a lemon, and a grapefruit. Each has strong acidic notes mixed with sweetness. And yet each fresh, bright...

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