Every piece of information that comes into the brain enters through the doors of our senses in a process so complex computers still can't do it as well as people can. New thinking about the nature of perception helps explain why. Read More
Neuroscientists have been able to peer inside the brain and see what happens when children hear and learn language. They know now that Dr. Seuss was on to something. Repetition, rhythm and rhyme help children in crucial ways to process the speech they hear, and fine-tune the connections between auditory and language networks. Read More
With hard work, the first patients with retinal implants are learning to see all over again. Roger Pontz can tell if his wife, Terri, is wearing black or white. Someday, he hopes to see her face. Read More
The exuberant new maps and diagrams of a mouse’s brain show us what brain connectivity really means and what it might look like under the surface when children read, do math or even play video games. Read More
Lydia Denworth is a New York based science writer. Her most recent book is I Can Hear You Whisper.