A debate over the relevance of psychoanalysis to brain research highlights science’s lack of progress in understanding the mind...
Cross-Check columns on efforts to explain and treat mental disorders...
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A new study adds to growing evidence that immune system dysfunction and altered gut microbes may contribute to the development of eating disorders
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Could a better nighttime rest help delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?
Research finds a fascinating connection between IQ and aging
Snake venom toxicity depends on snake size, energy requirements and environmental dimensionality more than on prey size.
A rigorous study has intriguing results
Do what you love: the nonagenarian showed no signs of slowing down from a nearly seven-day-a-week work schedule
The anesthetic-cum-party drug restores the ability to make connections among brain cells
NYU’s “Sounds of New York City” project listens to the city—and then, with the help of citizen scientists, teaches machines to decode the soundscape. Jim Daley reports. ...
Should you tell your best friend? Your date? Your impatient boss? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen walks you through this tough decision
Researchers are unraveling the psychological reasons why some people relentlessly self-diagnose themselves online for hours a day
Brief but intensive treatments are proving to be effective for many anxiety disorders
New research provides strong evidence for a low tech, relatively low cost solution—without medication
Tracking the location and mood of 15,000 people, researchers found that scenic beauty was linked to happiness—including near urban sights like bridges and buildings. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Propofol reduces the intensity of traumatic memories
Nasal spray related to the anesthetic/street drug ketamine targets treatment-resistant patients
Hundreds of thousands of people experience mania without ever getting depressed. Why does psychiatry insist on calling them bipolar?