The birth of a first child alters parents’ lives suddenly and forever: sleepless nights, afternoons in pajamas and hardly a moment’s respite. Parents are able to make this transition because of changes that take place in the brain
Studies of infants at risk for the disorder could someday yield a test for it
There is also a bill aimed at establishing a “commission on presidential capacity”
People who are “open to experience” literally see the world differently
Psychics and psychosis sufferers alike hold beliefs that may predispose them to hearing voices
A new type of brain-imaging technology could expose—even change—our private thoughts
Studies of the conversations people have with themselves open a window on the hidden workings of the mind
Old animals injected with the hormone component klotho learn and remember better
Explaining our sense of who is reliable with the power of expectations
Inner ear problems could be to blame
The biggest study of its kind offers the best evidence to date linking the sport to mood and cognitive impairments
Ninety years ago, she stayed in a hotel for 11 days under an assumed name, supposedly because she had suffered from a loss of memory. How plausible is her story?
Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.
Studying the dreaming brain offers a window on consciousness
Babies’ perception of hues sheds light on the culture versus biology question
Memories, points of view and the self
Researchers scour datasets for clues to autism—needles in a genetic haystack of 20,000 people
Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? What about the wisdom and experience that come with age? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?