Mind the gaps: The holes in your brain that make you smart
A map of the brain’s wiring reveals the spaces may be just as important as the connections – and you have the holes to thank for your most impressive mental feats
Scientists Surprised to Find No Two Neurons Are Genetically Alike
The genetic makeup of any given brain cell differs from all others. That realization may provide clues to a range of psychiatric diseases
The Creativity Post | Neuroplasticity As Seen by Neuroscience Pioneer…
The Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis hosts a wonderful temporary exhibit highlighting the medical illustrations of neuroplasticity pioneer Santiago Ramon y Cajal. Titled The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, it will remain open until May 21st, 2017. Who was Ramon y Cajal?…
Does Modern Neuroscience Really Help us Understand Behavior? - Mad In America
According to two neuroscience experts, the field focuses far too much on the anatomy of the nervous system, and not enough on behavior.
“Significant loss of neurons is a normal part of ageing” and other brain cell myths
Over the years, text-book knowledge about brain cells has proven to be wrong many times. By Christian Jarrett
How We Save Face--Researchers Crack the Brain's Facial-Recognition Code
A Caltech team has deciphered the way we identify faces, re-creating what the brain sees from its electrical activity
Progress towards a circuit diagram of the brain
Precise knowledge of the connections in the brain – the links between all the nerve cells – is a prerequisite for better understanding this most complex of organs. Now researchers have developed a new algorithm for analyzing image data.
First ever study into how spaceflight changes brain structure
Astronauts' brains showed widespread shrinkage but also pockets of enlargement, perhaps reflecting their adaptation to micro-gravity. By Christian Jarrett