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How human brains became so big

Mariette le Roux

Though most organisms thrive with small brains, or none at all, the human species opted for a different route

Brain implant restores paralyzed man's finger movements for first time

Xinhua News

New technology developed in the US allows a paralysed man to move for the first time.

It lives (almost): A fake brain is born

Sarah Wild

Scientists have built a tissue replica of our cognitive centre in the hope of decoding how this complex organ works.

New frontiers: Brain expansion and deep waters

Sarah Wild

Mail & Guardian science editor Sarah Wild shares some exciting discoveries from around the world.

Brain has specific radar for snakes, find scientists


Snakes tend to arouse sharp fear in monkeys, apes and humans; scientists now say they have found specific brain cells that fire off a rapid warning.