Do people turn violent because of self-hate or self-love?
Turning Off Depression
Helen Mayberg may have found the switch that lifts depression--and shined a light on the real link between thought and emotion
The Teen Brain, Hard at Work
Under challenging conditions, adolescents may assess and react less efficiently than adults
Should We Operate?
How a brain surgeon assesses the risk of a procedure, and informs her patient about it, can be as tricky as the surgery itself
Rise of the Modern Mind
By marrying psychology with archaeology, scientists are unearthing how thought evolved
The brain produces its own "marijuana-like" chemicals to protect neurons, and researchers hope to exploit these compounds to ease anxiety, obesity and addiction
Keeling over at the sight of blood or from standing still too long may be a lifesaving mechanism
Diversity at Work
"Diversity" in employee teams does not always equal superior performance
Coming to Attention
How the brain decides what to focus conscious attention on