Under certain circumstances squirrels will bury all of the same kind of nut near one another, a mnemonic strategy known as chunking.
Shutting down the top risk gene holds potential for halting the disease process
In the original, seeking answers was all about looking at the eyes
Complex computer modeling demonstrates that obsessive-compulsive disorder patients learn about their environments but don’t use that information to guide their actions
Intelligence is not the same as critical thinking—and the difference matters
A new study adds to findings that female children and adolescents are more susceptible to head injuries
A chance observation led researchers to add the Australian Magpie to the short list of birds that dunk their food in water before eating.
In a “fake news” world, the neuroscientist Tali Sharot explains what convinces people—and what does not
The brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber
Infants who saw a researcher keep at a difficult task tried harder themselves
The drivers had no memory of the NYC-area incidents
A memorable science project
Recollections of the circumstances of how we first heard of the 2001 terrorist attacks may feel extraordinarily vivid and true, but they are flawed
The debate over whether men and women have meaningfully different brains could have profound implications for health and personal identity
A growing number of politicians are talking nonsense with impunity. False information is proliferating. What’s worse, the human brain loves it
Scientists identify 22 genes associated with intelligence
David Baron, author of the new book American Eclipse, talks about how seeing his first total solar eclipse turned him into an eclipse chaser.
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