Infographic: What Makes a Brain Smart?
Infographic: What Makes a Brain Smart?
Scientists have proposed a variety of features that influence one’s ability to remember things and solve problems.
Infographic: What Makes a Brain Smart?
Infographic: What Makes a Brain Smart?

Scientists have proposed a variety of features that influence one’s ability to remember things and solve problems.

Scientists have proposed a variety of features that influence one’s ability to remember things and solve problems.

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Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity
Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2017
Micrometer-size magnetrodes detect activity-generated magnetic fields within living brains.
Infographic: Reading the Mind’s Magnetism
Infographic: Reading the Mind’s Magnetism
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2017
Newly designed sensors detect the magnetic fields generated by electrical activity within cat brains.
Scientists Identify More-Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming
Scientists Identify More-Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 10, 2017
By examining brainwave patterns in a posterior cortical area, scientists can predict when people are dreaming.
Added Neurons Are Functionally Integrated into Mouse Brain Circuits
Added Neurons Are Functionally Integrated into Mouse Brain Circuits
Jenny Rood | Oct 26, 2016
In vivo imaging reveals how grafted embryonic brain cells grow, connect, and mature into contributing members of damaged visual pathways in adult mice.
Allen Institute Launches Brain Observatory
Allen Institute Launches Brain Observatory
Tanya Lewis | Jul 13, 2016
The first data include real-time neural activity in the visual cortex of mice observing pictures and videos.
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2016
The brain can compensate for missing body parts, allowing some people, such as Matthias Buchinger, to function at a very high level despite their disabilities.
Sleep’s Kernel
Sleep’s Kernel
Sandip Roy, James M. Krueger | Mar 1, 2016
Surprisingly small sections of brain, and even neuronal and glial networks in a dish, display many electrical indicators of sleep.
Still There
Still There
Jef Akst | Oct 20, 2014
Researchers identify brain activity patterns that may indicate when an unresponsive patient is conscious.
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.