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Experimental Alzheimer's drug also seems to slow ageing

A drug tested on mice as a potential preventative against Alzheimer's disease had a range of unexpected anti-ageing effects.

By November 17, 2015


Turn yourself into a virtual Freud, and you just might feel better

When study subjects get advice from a virtual counselor that looks like them and another that looks like the 19th-century doctor, they report that one helps their mood more.

By September 21, 2015


Study says horses make faces like humans, no offense intended

Why the long face? A new study from the University of Sussex says horses use their lips and eyes to express emotion much like humans do.

By August 8, 2015


Stroop test app screens for cognitive dysfunction

A dysfunction found in some patients with cirrhosis is normally difficult to diagnose due to extremely subtle symptoms. But a free smartphone app could change that.

By September 19, 2013


Can a robot feel? Humanoid opera singer takes on touchy role

Myon the humanoid robot has spent two years preparing for its starring role in "My Square Lady." With that kind of artistic commitment, we can probably forgive it if it sounds a tad tinny.

By June 30, 2015


Check out the best new illusions of 2015

The Neural Correlate Society has voted in its picks for the best new illusions that highlight interesting things about perception.

By June 15, 2015


'Top Chef Ape Edition'? Chimps may have mental capacity to cook

Chimpanzees may not only be able to learn how to cook, but prefer a cooked meal over a raw one, a new study says. They'd look funny in those poofy chef hats, however.

By June 3, 2015


Using electricity to give your brain a boost? Not so fast...

Do-it-yourselfers using electrical currents to stimulate their brains may be doing more harm than good.

By May 6, 2015


Need to sober up? A shot of the 'love hormone' could do the trick

Researchers from Australia and Germany find that buzzed mice treated with oxytocin act less drunk than normal. Could the findings have implications for sloshed humans?

By February 24, 2015


Mice implanted with human brain cells become smarter

Implanting mice with human astrocytes makes them demonstrably more intelligent than their non-human-hybrid peers.

By December 2, 2014