Many of us have been caught talking to our dogs, but how much of what we say to them do they actually understand?
Why do Americans have such trouble with fractions—and what can be done?
By listening to the calls of their brethren, chimps seem to be able to understand the mind-sets and perspectives of other chimps. Jason Goldman reports.
Journalist Erik Vance talks about his first book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal.
How much should we worry?
Researchers have studied eye-tracking and home videos for new insights
Poor-quality sleep may heighten behaviors including hyperactivity, compulsions and aggressiveness
The Bryde's whale has come up with a passive but more efficient feeding strategy in the hypoxic waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
The billionaire philanthropist’s contribution will be followed by another $50 million in start-up ventures
Unusual gait, clumsiness and other motor difficulties are not just limited to kids with the disorder
The main way the disease works is to disrupt communication between neurons, the specialized cells that process and transmit electrical and chemical signals between regions of the brain
Volunteers' use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings
The young animals crowdsource the pitch of their calls from colony members
Geotagged tweets using slang like “dummies,” “Captain Cody” or other drug handles could help pinpoint clusters of opioid problems more quickly than traditional methods do
Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, talks about our enduring fascination with monsters.
Zapping the brain with magnetic pulses while measuring its electrical activity is proving to be a reliable way to detect consciousness
Under certain circumstances squirrels will bury all of the same kind of nut near one another, a mnemonic strategy known as chunking.
Shutting down the top risk gene holds potential for halting the disease process