Evolution: lab-grown 'mini brains' suggest one mutation might have rewired the human mind

Neanderthal-human hybrid brains grown in the lab give fascinating insights into evolution.

Per Brattås, Postgraduate Researcher in Clinical Genomics, Lund University • conversation
Feb. 26, 2021 ~8 min

How the pandemic may damage children's social intelligence

Children aren't just losing out on education as a result of the pandemic.

Jianfeng Feng, Professor of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence , Fudan University • conversation
Feb. 12, 2021 ~7 min

Do you see red like I see red?

Neuroscientists tackling the age-old question of whether perceptions of color hold from one person to the next are coming up with some interesting answers.

Danny Garside, Visiting Fellow in Sensation, Cognition & Action, National Institutes of Health • conversation
Feb. 5, 2021 ~8 min

'Male' vs 'female' brains: having a mix of both is common and offers big advantages – new research

While there are small differences between male and female brains, most of us have a mix of both.

Yi Zhang, Visiting Phd Candidate, University of Cambridge • conversation
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

Are the brains of atheists different to those of religious people? Scientists are trying to find out

Atheists may think more analytically than religious people, but it is far from proven.

Miguel Farias, Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology, Coventry University • conversation
Jan. 18, 2021 ~9 min

Synced brains: how to bond with your kids – according to neuroscience

The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.

Pascal Vrticka, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Jan. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Six ways to 'reboot your brain' after a hard year of COVID-19 – according to science

The brain is surprisingly changeable.

Jianfeng Feng, Professor of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence , Fudan University • conversation
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

Why our obsession with happy endings can lead to bad decisions

Shakespeare was wrong when he wrote 'all's well that ends well'.

Martin D. Vestergaard, Computational Neuroscientist, University of Cambridge • conversation
Nov. 2, 2020 ~7 min

How to stay socially connected as lockdown returns - according to science

Recent findings from social neuroscience show us how we can make virtual interactions almost as beneficial as real world ones.

Philip J. Cozzolino, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

How does being bilingual affect your brain? It depends on how you use language

Why the benefits of bilingualism aren't consistent.

Vincent DeLuca, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~6 min