In a new book a clinical psychologist describes patients who developed consuming romantic obsessions
A mouse study deconstructs for the first time a neural circuit underlying a complex social behavior
An early experiment demonstrates the shutting down of a faulty gene
New insights into the underpinnings of empathy might help us harness the emotion—just when we need it the most
The prospect of focusing the beams without destroying tissue might someday diagnose or even restore faulty brain circuits
A new study uses brain imaging to separate those who think about and even attempt suicide from those who don’t
The debate over whether men and women have meaningfully different brains could have profound implications for health and personal identity
Researchers delving into genetics, social networks and animal behavior are discovering how friendship affects our health and well-being—and how it played a part in our evolutionary story...
A long-overlooked system of nerves that respond to gentle strokes may be crucial to our ability to form connections with one another
New methods for growing and transplanting cells offer hope for treating Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases
Stem cell therapy is emerging as a promising treatment for Parkinson's disease
Playing violent video games can sharpen our focus, reasoning and decision-making skills. But do we really need the weapons?
Recent epidemics provide clues to ways the current crisis could stop