The Dramatic Differences in Male and Female Brain Connectivity

By creating highly detailed connectome maps of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys, and girls, neuroscientists have shown the dramatic extent to which male and female brains are "wired" differently — cognitive variations that may help to explain why men and women fare better at certain tasks. » 12/03/13 8:10am 12/03/13 8:10am

Obama has announced a $100-million brain mapping project

President Obama announced plans this morning for a long-term research project to improve our understanding of the brain. Comparing it to the Human Genome Project, Obama said the brain-mapping initiative could lead to cures for diseases like Alzheimer's and autism, while fueling economic growth and job creation. Here's… » 4/02/13 9:30am 4/02/13 9:30am

Obama to take first step toward building Skynet

The Obama administration wants to jumpstart brain research in an ambitious collaborative enterprise that's already being called the Human Genome Project of Neuroscience. The decade-long endeavor will explore the inner workings of the human mind and work toward charting a map of its activity. According to the NYT, the… » 2/18/13 12:20pm 2/18/13 12:20pm

164 years later, researchers map Phineas Gage's pierced brain

In 1845, an iron rod pierced railroad construction foreman Phineas Gage's brain, changing neuroscience forever. Now, more than 150 years later, neuroscientists have created a diagram of Gage's brain, figuring out just which connections were changed by his accident. » 5/20/12 10:00am 5/20/12 10:00am