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  • Practice Alone Does Not Make Perfect, Studies Find

    Practice Alone Does Not Make Perfect, Studies Find

    When I was a little kid, my mom and grandmom were having a heated argument in the front of the car. At one point I interrupted them, and with exasperation said: “You know, Mom, Grandmom is really right.” Then I turned to my grandmom and said, “I think my Mom is right too.” They were shocked, because [...]

    July 15, 2014

  • Why Alzheimer's Drugs Keep Failing

    Why Alzheimer's Drugs Keep Failing

    Drug candidates have a 99.6 percent failure rate, and poor early detection methods make clinical trials difficult and costly

    July 14, 2014

  • New Drug Targets Promise to Treat Jet Lag

    New Drug Targets Promise to Treat Jet Lag

    Molecular clues may reveal how to instantly reset the brain's clock

    July 1, 2014

  • SSRIs May Help Us See the Glass Half Full

    SSRIs May Help Us See the Glass Half Full

    Common antidepressants may also affect learning and digestion

    July 1, 2014

  • Can You Experience Déja Vu of a Place or Situation You've Never Encountered?

    Can You Experience Déja Vu of a Place or Situation You've Never Encountered?

    July 1, 2014

  • New Brain Cells Erase Old Memories

    New Brain Cells Erase Old Memories

    Neurogenesis interferes with past learning in infant and adult mice

    May 12, 2014

  • Health Care Crisis Looms as China Faces Elderly Dementia Upsurge

    Health Care Crisis Looms as China Faces Elderly Dementia Upsurge

    A growing population of elderly people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in China threatens to overwhelm the country’s social support systems

    May 12, 2014

  • Stress Alters Children's Genomes

    Stress Alters Children's Genomes

    Poverty and unstable family environments shorten chromosome-protecting telomeres in nine-year-olds

    April 7, 2014

  • First Map of Developing Human Brain Created

    First Map of Developing Human Brain Created

    Scientists can use the map to figure out how developmental disorders like autism first begin

    April 3, 2014

  • The Emotional Blindness of Alexithymia

    The Emotional Blindness of Alexithymia

    Sometimes I work with children and adults who can't put words to their feelings and thoughts. It's not that they don't want to - it's more that they don't know how.

    April 3, 2014

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