1. Brain

    This brain region may make lifelike robots creep you out

    Robots that look too much like real people can be unsettling. Scientists identified a brain region that may be behind these uneasy feelings.

  2. Brain

    High fat diet removes brain’s natural brake on overeating

    At least in mice, high-fat diets promote overeating. And the problem appears to trace to changes that these foods make to cells in an appetite-control center within the brain.

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    Health & Medicine

    A sixth finger can prove extra handy

    Two people born with six fingers on each hand adeptly control their extra digits, using them to do tasks better than five-fingered hands.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Psychology

    Art can make science easier to remember

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.