Neuroscience and the Law
If scientists can prove that the brain determines the mind, lawyers could convince juries that defendants may not be responsible for their crimes
What's Wrong with This Picture?
Psychologists often use the famous Rorschach inkblot test and related tools to assess personality and mental illness. But research says the instruments are frequently ineffective for those purposes
Moments of brilliance arise from complex cognitive processes. Piece by piece, researchers are uncovering the secrets of creative thinking
The Will to Win
More and more athletes are engaging in mental workouts to give themselves that extra edge
Researchers are starting to pin down what déjà vu is and why it arises. But have you read this already? Maybe you just can't remember
Right Brain May Be Wrong
Classical neuroscience holds that the brain's right hemisphere processes the emotions behind faces and voices, while the left hemisphere handles the facts involved. Or not
Leonardo da Vinci, Neuroscientist
Five centuries ago the artist-engineer leaped past his contemporaries in developing a more scientific understanding of the brain
Friend or Foe?
How we instantly size up people has little to do with logic and a lot to do with looks
Finding Our Way
The human positioning system helps us navigate an unfamiliar city and may underlie general memory and thought
Fact or Phrenology?
The growing controversy over fMRI scans is forcing us to confront whether brain equals mind
Drowning Mr. M
He knows he is suffocating at the bottom of the pool, but he doesn't feel like swimming right now
For people with Capgras syndrome, loved ones have been taken over by body doubles. Their experience teaches us that feelings are integral to perception