Brain cells help us recall the past by taking on new roles as they age
External input makes eyewitness testimony unreliable. Eyewitnesses are generally unaware that their memory has been altered by post-event information
A swift science activity from Scientific American
Slumber may loosen the links that undergird knowledge, restoring the brain daily to a vibrant, flexible state
Babies quickly lost interest in a video when the material they were confronted with was either boringly simple or stultifyingly complex. Cynthia Graber reports
Sudden, unannounced memories might help people make connections between disparate ideas more quickly—but they might also be the building blocks of hallucinations
Arthritis pain is reduced by mirror reflections of healthier joints
Mere minutes of therapy quieted brain regions that process fear. Six months later, those areas remained less active than before therapy
Are neurons organized like roads?
Rodents sacrifice sweets to jailbreak their friends
Breaks alone do not bring on inspiration, rather tasks that allow the mind to wander are what foster creativity
A recent study finds that we tend to view meat consumption as being more masculine than vegetarianism. Christie Nicholson reports
Tense people may miss the subtle warning signs of danger
When we think of time as money, leisure activities fall flat
Spinal scans reveal the mechanism by which intense thinking can block pain receptors in the nervous system
Santino the chimp collects and conceals rocks to throw at spectators at his zoo in Sweden. Karen Hopkin reports
Brain tissue from deceased military veterans exposed to explosions shows signs of the same neurodegenerative brain disorder that strikes football players who have sustained multiple concussions...
New evidence suggests drugs like LSD open the doors of perception by inhibiting parts of the brain
Cognitive and behavioral therapies that help young people reduce impulsivity and cultivate good study habits are costlier and take longer to administer, but may be more efficacious over time...