This famous brain was cut into 2,400 slices and uploaded to the cloud

Henry Molaison had one of the most unique brains known to neuroscience. Now, six years after "H.M.'s" death, his brain has been sliced, digitized, uploaded, and made available to scientists for further study. » 1/29/14 4:00pm 1/29/14 4:00pm

Here's the Real Reason Why Virtual Reality Doesn't Work Yet

It's another blow for immersive virtual reality. University of California researchers have shown that even people with perfect eyesight navigate the world by relying on a lot more than what they see. Here's why VR won't really work until we go beyond visual cues and fancy treadmills. » 5/02/13 11:18am 5/02/13 11:18am

Breaking a "gene blockade" could be the secret to treating Alzheimer's…

An exciting new finding suggests that a specific enzyme in the brain is responsible for blocking the creation of new memories in Alzheimer's patients. And stopping that enzyme has already reversed Alzheimer's symptoms in mice. This could be a major breakthrough. » 2/29/12 5:00pm 2/29/12 5:00pm

Even a little meditation can change the structure of your brain

Just a few weeks' worth of light meditation can change the structure of your brain, seemingly for the better. Thirty minutes a day can actually increase people's capacity for learning while shrinking the parts of the brain responsible for stress. » 1/23/11 4:15pm 1/23/11 4:15pm

Deleting a gene creates super-smart mice...and maybe humans too

Switching off a single gene in mice unlocks a part of their brain that is otherwise inactive, boosting learning and memory. The same gene seems to serve a similar purpose in humans, creating hope that humans could enjoy similar benefits. » 9/19/10 3:00pm 9/19/10 3:00pm