The fusiform face area, an area of the visual cortex responsible for facial processing, develops much earlier than previously believed.
Human neurons have fewer ion channels compared to other animals. The reduced number of ion channels may have allowed the human brain to divert energy to other neural processes, researchers say.
In both aging human and mouse experiments, researchers identified a link between the MEF2 gene and cognitive resilience. Findings suggest enhancing MEF2 activity could protect the brain against age-related dementia.
Insufficient sleep can negatively affect walking, specifically how we control stride and gait. Those who experienced a lack of sleep demonstrated less control when they walked.
Artificial intelligence sheds new light on how the brain processes language. Researchers report the human brain may use next word prediction to drive language processing.
A new machine-learning algorithm is able to teach itself to smell within a few minutes of training. As it learns, the system builds an artificial network that mimics the brain's olfactory system.
How do we make decisions during times when we are uncertain? A new study may have clues. Researchers identified a specific set of neurons that prevent the brain from using unreliable information when faced with decision-making.
A new study of older adults who relocated reveals certain areas and locations can enhance longevity more than others.
MIT researchers have developed a new, lightweight robotic hand that provides tactile feedback and is dexterous enough to perform tasks like zipping a suitcase and pouring juice.