Mind & Brain

How we discovered that brain connections shape memories

Reliving and sharing our personal past is part of what makes us human. It creates a sense of who we are, allows us to plan for the future and helps us form relationships. But we don’t all remember our past in the same way. In fact, the nature and quality of memory...

Brain Scans Show The Real Impact Love Has On A Child’s Brain

You comfort them over a skinned knee in the playground, and coax them to sleep with a soothing lullaby. But being a nurturing mother is not just about emotional care – it pays dividends by determining the size of your child’s brain, scientists say. Both of these...

The Neuroscience Behind Why Introverts Might Think Too Much

We’ve come to understand that both introverts and extroverts do things differently. Extroverts tend to speak their mind and have no problem expressing their feelings to a large group of people. Introverts on the other hand appear to be more reserved, think clearly...

How to Have a Brain Like Buddha’s, According to Neuroscience

To many people who don't believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a "good" kind of religion. It doesn't start wars and has powerful things to say about the mind and mental self control. But what does the neuroscience say? In an interview with RedOrbit,...