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  • Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We do)?

    Why Don't Animals Get Schizophrenia (and How Come We do)?

    Research suggest an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human

    March 24, 2015

  • Should We Take Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Contagion?

    Should We Take Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Contagion?

    One of the most intriguing new areas of research in neuroscience has to do with the discovery that proteins involved with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative illnesses can contort into the wrong shape.

    March 23, 2015

  • Music’s Physiological Effects Transcend Culture

    Music’s Physiological Effects Transcend Culture

    People in the Congo rainforests or in Montreal tended to react to the same piece of music in strikingly similar ways. Andrea Alfano reports

    March 19, 2015

  • Believing Beauty Is Attainable Causes Pain

    Believing Beauty Is Attainable Causes Pain

    For traits such as intelligence, believing you can change yourself for the better is a good thing. Not so for appearance

    March 1, 2015

  • 24-Year-Old NFL Player's Retirement Reignites Brain Injury Topic

    24-Year-Old NFL Player's Retirement Reignites Brain Injury Topic

    Chris Borland's decision has provoked discussion of the types of brain damage that can occur including a severe degenerative disease abbreviated as CTE

    March 18, 2015

  • Dog of the Dead: The Science of Canine Cadaver Detection

    Dog of the Dead: The Science of Canine Cadaver Detection

    There are many reasons to seek help from a dog trainer, and Cat Warren confronted almost all of them when a new puppy came barreling into her life.

    March 9, 2015

  • N.Y. Times Hype of “Feel-Good Gene” Makes Me Feel Bad

    N.Y. Times Hype of “Feel-Good Gene” Makes Me Feel Bad

    In 1990 The New York Times published a front-page article by Lawrence Altman, a reporter with a medical degree, announcing that scientists had discovered “a link between alcoholism and a specific gene.” That was merely one in a string of reports in which the Times and other major media hyped what turned out to be [...]

    March 13, 2015

  • How Molly Works in the Brain

    How Molly Works in the Brain

    A dangerous street drug may also have research value

    March 10, 2015

  • Background Music Jams Memory in Older Adults

    Background Music Jams Memory in Older Adults

    People of all ages find background sound distracting, but noise appears to impede memory formation in older people. Erika Beras reports

    March 11, 2015

  • Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut

    Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut

    The microbiome may yield a new class of psychobiotics for the treatment of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders

    March 1, 2015

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