The brains of children with autism fold differently than those of their typical peers. Whether they are unusually smooth or convoluted depends on location and age
European nations see biggest increases in use of stimulants such as Ritalin by people seeking brain-boosting effects
By analyzing 200 surgeries, anthropologists found mixed-gender operating room teams exhibited the highest levels of cooperation. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Kafka’s novel, The Trial, is often described as a descent into the ravings of a paranoid mind. Yet could there be a little paranoia in us all?
An analysis of the movement of some 40,000 people suggests most of us frequent only 25 places—and as we sub in new favorites, we drop old ones. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Listeners to a person letting loose with a roar can accurately estimate the size and formidability or the human noise maker. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Research could help explain why people think things are getting worse when they are actually getting better
Famed Goldwater Rule adopted by the American Psychiatric Association is said to deprive the public of expert analysis about the mental health of elected leaders
Study makes strong case that president’s Twitter activity encourages anti-Muslim crimes
Is there something in our neural circuits that leads us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who may differ?
Researchers have developed tools to study the cognitive, societal and algorithmic biases that help fake news spread
A noted pediatrician and advocate for immigrant children says the effects will last well beyond the separation
We all procrastinate, even at times we know better
Foods high in both carbs and fats tickle the brain’s reward circuits more so than snacks that showcase just one or the other. Karen Hopkin reports.
New research has disturbing implications
Young people with autism have more psychiatric and medical conditions than do their typical peers or those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Researchers say they have linked such exposures with downstream effects
Stanford scientist Johan Ugander explains his research on dissimilarities in social networks
There are strong negative stereotypes about males—but how we see dads could change that