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No new ‘learning’ brain cells after age 13: study

Around the age of 13, the human brain region that hosts memory and learning appears to stop producing nerve cells, said a study Wednesday described as "sobering". The finding challenges a widely-held view that the brain's hippocampus…

The warm glow of giving starts in your brain: study

What inspires humans to acts of generosity? Economists, psychologists and philosophers have pondered this question for millennia. If one assumes that human behaviour is primarily motivated by self-interest, it seems illogical to…

Marmite is good for the brain, study says

PARIS: In a world bitterly divided into pro- and anti-Marmite factions, lovers of the tangy British spread have found support from an unexpected quarter: brain science. Experiments found that volunteers who ate a daily spoonful of the…

Elon Musk hints at new brain-computer project

WASHINGTON: Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk hinted on Tuesday that he is working on a new startup focusing on brain-computer interface, part of his vision to help humans keep up with machines. Musk, the founder of electric carmaker Telsa and…