People in the US dread the yearly switch to daylight saving time. A neurologist discusses why and how the conversion could negatively affect our health.
Maintaining our circadian rhythm could help us to avoid health issues such as Alzheimer's disease, research on mice by US scientists indicates.
Researchers suggest that the part of the brain that controls motivation and pleasure is active, when pain is experienced. Here's why that's important.
People with social anxiety have increased amygdala activity during social decision making, and reduced activity in the nucleus accumbens during social feedback.
To mark International Day of Women and Girls in science, two neuroscientists discuss their research into interventions for autistic adults experiencing anxiety.
Brain growth charts can be used to develop more of an understanding of brain-based conditions, such as ADHD, schizophrenia, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
New research reveals how the brain’s housekeeping service, a sophisticated mechanism that cleans up debris left over from cellular activity, actually works.
Why do some people's mind stay sharp as they get older? A professor of neurology explains the 'super-ager' - those who avoid cognitive decline as they age.
Several studies have linked the amount and quality of sleep a person gets to their mental health, with sleep deprivation also linked to reduced immunity to viruses.
Research into how the timing that we exercise affects our body has shown significant differences between day and night, and how this benefits our health.
New research by Northwestern University is the first to document the effect reactivating memory during sleep has on face-name learning.
Scientists in Paris say their experiment shows that sleep is vital to our creative performance, a strategy previously discovered by scientist Thomas Edison.
Psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi’s research on flow started in the 1970s. He has called it the “secret to happiness” as it can help people pursue their goals.
A new study has discovered that a state of consciousness between awake and asleep could be where you tap into your Eureka moment.
According to a recent study's findings, physical activity alters the activity of the brain’s immune cells, which lowers inflammation in the brain.