Rather than always making the same call in response to the same stimuli, North Atlantic right whales are capable of changing their vocalizations.
Volunteers willing to place riskier bets tended to sport larger amygdalas—a region associated with processing fear. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Where does responsibility lie if a person acts under the influence of their brain implant?
Michael Lemonick, opinion editor at Scientific American , talks about his most recent book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory and Love , about Lonni Sue Johnson, who suffered a specific kind of brain damage that robbed her of much of her memory and her ability to form new memories, and what she has revealed to neuroscientists about memory and the brain...
Largest study to date of publicly funded early education program shows a major, sustained educational boost
The cognitive style you need in times of change, explained by best-selling author Leonard Mlodinow
A new study shows language is not a prerequisite for some basic reasoning
Physicists have long sought to find one final theory that would unify all of physics. Instead they may have to settle for several
Researchers are painting intricate pictures of individual memories and learning how the brain works in the process
Artificial intelligence has staged a revival by starting to incorporate what we know about how children learn
Psychology shows a great date might be more than just a walk in the park.
People who use echolocating mouth clicks to compensate for low vision increase the number and intensity of clicks when objects are harder to detect. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Proponents hope the assessment will help ID the earliest stages of dementia
Recordings of songbird duets reveal baby birds learn conversational turn-taking like we do: gradually, and from adults. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Back-and-forth exchanges build the brain’s language center and verbal ability
Machines that learn like children provide deep insights into how the mind and body act together to bootstrap knowledge and skills
If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.
Cuban scientists and a new American report both shoot down a list of bizarre theories
The two conditions often coincide, but the search for common biological roots turns up conflicting evidence