The apes can draft a plan and communicate it with their troop
Differences between our left and right brains explain many phenomena, including patterns in museum paintings
A study of millions of tweets found that public opinion quickly solidifies, even without an overwhelming concensus. Allie Wilkinson reports
In 1995, Ivan Goldberg, a New York psychiatrist, published one of the first diagnostic tests for Internet Addiction Disorder. The criteria appeared on psycom.net, a psychiatry bulletin board, and began with an air of earnest authenticity: "A maladaptive pattern of Internet use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress as manifested by three (or more) [...]..
A new study shows how our bodies react in similar ways to the stress of bullying as they do to an infection
How medicine, sports and society are trying to heal and protect the brains of millions amidst the growing awareness of the long-lasting effects of traumatic head injury
New data suggests blows to the head are on the rise among U.S. adults and kids, but definitive diagnosis remains elusive
New advances in changing memories show the field could hold great promise for both therapy and theory of memory
A growing population of elderly people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in China threatens to overwhelm the country’s social support systems
Neurogenesis interferes with past learning in infant and adult mice
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Everyone has experiences happen to them that they'd rather forget about. Every so often though, you might have a reminder of that experience: perhaps someone says something to you or you see something that jogs your memory...
Michael Corballis is a professor emeritus at the University of Auckland, who has written extensively on the evolution of language and the origins of thought.
Would you rather have $50 now or $100 two weeks from now? Even though the $100 is obviously the better choice, many people will opt for the $50.
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty" — Bertrand Russell The latest neuroscience of aesthetics suggests that the experience of visual, musical, and moral beauty all recruit the same part of the “emotional brain”: field A1 of the medial orbitofrontal cortex (mOFC)...
The scientific evidence is scant for many of the practice's widely touted benefits
Making music improves auditory precision and attentiveness
Imagine that you walk into a room, where three people are sitting, facing you. Their faces are oriented towards you, but all three of them have their eyes directed towards the left side of the room...
Communicating with patients who appear to lack consciousness is becoming a reality
Our awareness of our own speech often comes after the words have left our mouth, not before