Rather than relying on symptoms, scientists are developing a “brain circuits first” approach to mental health.
In a chaotic environment people who do not feel in control tend to overeat
Enhanced by emerging wireless microchips, technique could offer new routes to treatment for conditions like Parkinson’s and depression
Are screens a sinister trap or magical portal for children as young as 18 months?
A lizard's stripes may make them look like they’re moving slower than they really are, confusing predators that tend to aim at the head but may wind up with the tail.
New method could help anticancer drugs reach brain tumors
Action video games in which a player is called on to shoot zombies may provide greater cognitive benefits than do explicit brain-training methods
Densely packed brain cells help birds achieve surprisingly complex cognition in a tiny head space
Letters about Scientific American Mind’s March/April 2016
A mismatch in the maturation of brain networks leaves adolescents open to risky behavior but also allows for leaps in cognition and adaptability
Shooting zombies and repelling aliens can lead to lasting improvement in mental skills
A preview by our editor in chief of the July 2016 issue of Scientific American
The harmless virus could deliver medicine throughout the brain
Research has provided a host of clues to age-proofing our brains and making them more resistant to dementia
Inside the July/August 2016 issue of Scientific American Mind
Progressive supranuclear palsy has become a test bed for therapies aimed at the tau protein thought to be behind many devastating neurodegenerative disorders
University of Michigan researchers measure the intensity and number of impacts, along with their distribution over the players' bodies
Before learning language, infants distinguish between categories such as green and blue
Gene expression patterns point to new autism candidate genes that could also play roles in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder