Can clinicians help their patients even in the absence of certainty?
After nearly a century of effort, psychiatry's best diagnoses leave much to be desired
Some psychiatrists think it might be, but the data are still too sparse to be sure
The Open Science movement champions transparency, but how much and how quickly is a matter of dispute
Neuroscientists are increasingly convinced that using the term restricts our understanding of the brain and behavior
When you go free diving, physical strength is not enough
There might be a way—and if so, we could use it to detect and treat them in the earliest stages, before they become debilitating
We like other people in part because they think the way we do—but we may also think alike as a result of being friends
Their facial muscles work fine, but the neural networks that let them recognize the feeling of happiness take a while to develop
When physical agony persists without an evident cause, the culprit may be how the sufferer’s brain is wired
A California experiment shows it can actually save businesses money
Having parents present is crucial during an infant’s first weeks of development—but institutions that train physicians don’t always seem to care ...
Political activism is traditionally off-limits for academics, but policy needs to be informed by knowledge and expertise
Though the brain damage can be severe, a recent study shows that areas involved in language, emotion and memory are evidently spared
On the last Monday in June I ran into my lab mate, close collaborator and friend, Mehraveh Salehi. We were at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Conference in Vancouver.
We throw these terms around casually, but in a clinical setting they might be too vague to be useful
My response to a critique of a recent post
An influential subset of psychiatrists argue—absurdly—that neuroscience has little clinical relevance
How did an educated, elderly engineer wind up with a heroin habit?
We need to approach the brain as a computational organ, one to be evaluated with measurements and calculations