Brain changes, visible on scans, are also associated with Alzheimer’s precursors
Studies of transgender kids are revealing fascinating insights about gender in the brain
New findings reveal distinctive electrical properties of human neurons that may give us a boost in computing power
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By caring for their sick and injured, Neandertals were able to expand into more dangerous environments and pursue more deadly prey. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Christine Blasey Ford's professional expertise came into play during her testimony regarding the Supreme Court nomination.
Neural regions underlying risk-taking and regret may one day point toward treatments for compulsive betting
Some say our gadgets and computers can help improve intelligence. Others say they make us stupid and violent. Which is it?
Milena Canning can see objects only if they are moving, hinting at the inner workings of our visual system
Decoding the puzzle of human consciousness
Two key features created the human mind
Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, talks about his two latest books, The Evolution of Imagination and Why We Need Religion.
Colleen Ganley, assistant professor of developmental psychology, answers
Shutting down an overactive enzyme could become a general treatment, rather than one solely intended for the few who inherit a mutated Parkinson’s gene
Birds become good at avoiding danger by eavesdropping on the alarm calls of other birds—and the learning occurs without even seeing their peers or predators. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...
Some people find it impossible to imagine a friend’s face or their own apartment—a phenomenon named aphantasia. Scientists are beginning to tease out the brain features underlying the condition...
Different people have differing aptitudes for observing small changes and particular features.
Are consciousness, free will and God insoluble mysteries?
Physical motion of neural signals may play a more important role in brain function than previously thought