1. Brain

    The U.S. prison system can harm young brains, scientist warns

    The U.S. justice system holds teens to adult standards. And that can harm a teen’s developing brain, one researcher now argues.

  2. Life

    In a first, scientists keep cells alive in the brains of dead pigs

    They’re not true zombies — but these pig brains showed signs of cellular life long after the animals had died.

  3. Brain

    People may indeed have a sixth sense — for magnetism

    People may process information about Earth’s magnetic field without knowing it, a study of brain waves suggests.

  4. Psychology

    Art can make science easier to remember

    Students who learn science using art remember what they learned longer than those in regular classes.

  5. Psychology

    What part of us knows right from wrong?

    Our conscience may have evolved from our need to cooperate. Scientists are learning where the brain’s moral centers are, and how they make us human.

  6. Brain

    Expecting pain? That could really make it hurt worse

    How much someone expects something to hurt affects how their brain processes the pain, and how well they learn from it.

  7. Brain

    Marijuana use may affect decision-making areas in teen brains

    Marijuana use during adolescence may damage decision-making areas of the brain, according to a new study in rats.

  8. Brain

    Scientists Say: Opioid

    Opioid drugs work in the brain to stop pain. But the drugs also produce pleasure, which can make people want to take them over and over again.

  9. Brain

    Sleepless nights can leave brains feeling anxious

    Pulling an all-nighter boosts anxiety levels — and changes brain activity — the next morning, a new study finds.

  10. Brain

    Zaps to spinal cord help paralyzed people walk

    Sending electrical pulses to the spinal cord can help paralyzed people learn to walk again, new tests show.

  11. Brain

    Young people’s memory improves after stopping marijuana use

    Paying teens and young adults to stop using marijuana improved their memory within one week. The results hint that some impairments from pot may be reversible — at least for a time.

  12. Brain

    People may be literally led by their noses

    The brain links people’s senses of nagivation and smell, according to a new study.