In a new book, an argument for giving children more of a sense of control over their lives
An implant is the latest development in research on neural stimulation to boost cognition
Researchers identify a major risk factor for pernicious effects of misinformation
Orcas can imitate calls from other whales and even human speech—suggesting they can transmit cultural practices, such as unique dialects. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A simple technique to gauge brain levels of a toxic protein could improve diagnosis and drug trials
Cases of criminal behavior after brain injury raise profound questions about the neuroscience of free will.
New artificial intelligence systems are using “adversarial networks” to develop creativity and originality by more fluidly mixing and matching real-world information
AI scientists try to trick smart systems into making dumb gaffes
Neuroscientists have started to identify thinking processes and brain regions involved with creativity
Drugs that disrupt production of toxic proteins in the brain could work for various degenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
New data suggest the rate hovers between two and three percent
As political polarization grows, the arguments we have with one another may be shifting our understanding of truth itself
SuperAgers report strong social relationships
Supermarket displays tip customers toward or away from healthful purchasing decisions
Scientific American asks an expert about the Trump administration’s latest CDC language guidance
Repeating something can render that thing melodious—even the sound of a shovel being dragged across the pavement. Karen Hopkin reports.
Your heart races, you feel lightheaded, your sweat glands work overtime—is this the end? Nope, it's a panic attack. The Savvy Psychologist has 6 ways to fight this disabling disorder
Female axons—brain cells’ output cables—are shown to have a thinner structure
Tales with individual faces and objects seem to help