Train Your Brain
Mental exercises with neurofeedback may ease symptoms of attention-deficit disorder, epilepsy and depression--and even boost cognition in healthy brains
The Teen Brain, Hard at Work
The Myth of the Teen Brain
We blame teen turmoil on immature brains. But did the brains cause the turmoil, or did the turmoil shape the brains?
Test Subjects in Diapers
When do babies recognize the intentions of others--and become capable of deliberate actions themselves?
Mindful of Symbols
On the way to learning that one thing can represent another, young children often conflate the real item and its symbol. These errors show how difficult it is to start thinking symbolically
Just a Bit Different
With special training early in life, children born with Down syndrome have a higher chance of developing into independent individuals
Is the Teen Brain Too Rational?
With the decision-making areas of their brains still developing, teenagers show poor judgment in risky situations. Thinking less logically may be the answer.
Informing the ADHD Debate
The latest neurological research has injected much needed objectivity into the disagreement over how best to treat children with attention-deficit disorders.
Detecting Autism Early
New techniques could diagnose autism in babies, enabling more effective treatment while the brain is most malleable
Computer games for mental workouts
Broken Mirrors: A Theory of Autism
Studies of the mirror neuron system may reveal clues to the causes of autism and help researchers develop new ways to diagnose and treat the disorder.
Big Answers From Little People
In infants, Elizabeth Spelke finds fundamental insights into how men and women think