Can the science of deception detection help to catch terrorists? Sharon Weinberger takes a close look at the evidence for it.
Research presented this week shows that exposure to a specific bacteria found in soil increases learning in mice. Christie Nicholson reports
Because the brain anticipates dialogue in a conversation, overheard cell phone calls really are more annoying than an overheard dialogue. Karen Hopkin reports
Students who listened to different chords rated as more pleasing the ones that Westerners think of as harmonious, the individual notes of which have definite mathematical relationships. Christopher Intagliata reports
How free exchange between people increases prosperity and trust
Mothers are at higher risk for depression during and after pregnancy--and many continue to have depressive symptoms even as children grow up. But are fathers, whose bodies do not go through all of the same biological changes, also at risk for prenatal and postpartum depression?
A recent paper in the journal Nature finally brings some vindication to fMRI, one of the most popular methods used to study the brain. Christie Nicholson reports
Recent research has found that mice make humanlike facial expressions when they are in pain. Christie Nicholson reports
The allure of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes ebbs and flows with a woman's monthly cycle
A recent study suggests that washing our hands after making a decision can keep us from second-guessing our choice. Karen Hopkin reports
Body art may be evidence of high-quality genes in men
Recent research shows that laughter can produce the same health benefits as physical exercise. Karen Hopkin reports
A new research tool using light allows scientists to watch individual brain cells react in real time. Christie Nicholson reports
Many mothers continue to have depressive symptoms well into their child's youth, which can have lasting impacts on their children's development, but new research shows short therapy sessions can improve outlook
New research shows that even just five minutes of exercise in a natural setting can significantly boost your mood. Cynthia Graber reports
Guys can lower their brain activity in hunger regions on command
Many studies suggest that risk-taking behavior in teens is due to the slow development of brain function that controls impulsivity. New research concludes it's not that simple. Christie Nicholson reports
After spending nine months intricately joined together, mother and infant share more than just common features. Now, in a special partnership with theVisualMD.com, we present a look at this remarkable bond, complete with scientifically accurate and stunning images.
Like tool use and self-awareness, distinct grief and mourning might be just one more thing we share with our closest living relatives
Finding an innocuous banned object may lead searchers to be lax in the rest of their search for more dangerous items. Cynthia Graber reports