Neuroscience

The human brain has been called the most complex object in the known universe, and in many ways it's the final frontier of science. A hundred billion neurons, close to a quadrillion connections between them, and we don't even fully understand a single cell.

Neuroscience aims to understand how a person arises out of a clump of squishy matter. It's where psychology meets biology. And with new tools at our disposal—computer simulations, medical imaging—we double our knowledge every decade. Roll up your sleeves and poke around.



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Neuroscience Blogs

  • Nir Eyal

    Automatic You

    A blog about behavioral engineering.
  • Black Belt Brain

    Musings on movement and the mind.
  • Jack Pemment, M.A.

    Blame the Amygdala

    The neuroscience of crime and violent behavior
  • Jordan Gaines

    Brain Babble

    Unraveling neuroscience research and FAQs—without the jargon
  • Marcel Danesi, Ph.D.

    Brain Workout

    Challenging puzzles to sharpen your mind, improve your memory, and keep your brain fit.
  • Susan Barry by Rosalie Winard

    Eyes on the Brain

    A neurobiologist explores the amazing capacity of the brain to rewire itself at any age
  • Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D

    Impromptu Man

    History, bioethics, neuroscience and culture
  • Arthur Shimamura, Ph.D.

    In the Brain of the Beholder

    A closer look at how we experience art and film