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
Six months of piano lessons can heighten kindergartners' brain responses to different pitches, and improve their ability to tell apart two similar-sounding words. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Young people with autism have more psychiatric and medical conditions than do their typical peers or those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Warning a child that something, like a vaccine shot, will hurt can actually increase their perception of the pain.
New findings add fuel to the bilingual advantage debate
The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature's deepest questions
Hundreds of toys promise to help babies read, learn, do math and walk earlier than expected—many without scientific backing
A study describes the complex brain circuitry that lets us identify, savor (or recoil from) a taste
There is little scientific support for this fashionable idea—and stronger evidence for other learning strategies
Signals long thought to be “noise” appear to represent a distinct form of brain activity
Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers
An Unforgettable Activity from Science Buddies
In a new book, best-selling author Michael Pollan explores psychedelics and the mind
Despite the conventional wisdom, a new study shows picking up the subtleties of grammar in a second language does not fade until well into the teens
Brown University biologist and author Ken Miller talks about his new book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness and Free Will.
In a study of children interacting with toy animals Native American kids and non-Native kids imagined the animals very differently.