Through a Glass, Darkly
A distorted body image is symptomatic of nearly all eating disorders. Correcting this mental reflection can help sufferers recover
The Pain Gate
A rare disorder brings insights into the nature of pain
The Myth of the Teen Brain
We blame teen turmoilon immature brains. But did the brains cause the turmoil, or did the turmoil shape the brains?
Lithium's Healing Power
For half a century, lithium salts have saved thousands from the potentially lethal grip of bipolar disorder. Surprising new findings now hint that these salts may also offer hope as treatments for neurological ailments from Alzheimer's disease to stroke
Listening with Your Eyes
To perceive the world as a whole, our five senses have to team up in the brain—and in some cases, they actually seem to fuse with one another
Freeing a Locked-In Mind
Vegetative patients may soon be able to communicate with the outside world
Chips in Your Head
Damaged or diseased brains could soon get a boost from implanted prosthetics
Addicted to Food?
What drives people, against their better judgment, to eat more food than they need? Scientists look to the brain for answers
A Personal Obsession
What drives stalkers to pursue their victims?