Sexual dysfunction can emerge when certain nerves start misfiring. Are SSRIs partially to blame?
Targeting metacognition—our beliefs about thoughts—might alleviate mood disorders and even schizophrenia
For some, it happens in the bathroom. For others, it's the living room. All across America, as fireworks go off on July 4th, many dogs experience varying degrees of fear and stress.
CHD8, a gene that regulates the structure of DNA, is the closest thing so far to an “autism gene”
Our brain may not be able to conceptualize time without a proper understanding of space
Activating the gene with drugs such as lithium could prevent or slow cognitive decline
Philosophers have debated for years whether we deliberately make each of the many decisions we make every day, or if our brain does it for us, on autopilot.
Prescription painkillers, antidepressants and other brain drugs have gender-specific effects
Exercise combined with visual stimulation helps to quickly restore vision in unused eyes
Soccer heading poses greater risk to youth players
Scientists are studying them together to find underlying causes
The Life: Magnified exhibit showcases photographs taken by working biologists
Help researchers make the scientific leaps necessary to understand the brain’s higher functions
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Music lessons may help close the socioeconomic gap in reading ability
Scientific American speaks with the scientist behind an innovation that will enable a paralyzed person to walk and “feel” it
The group of neuroscientists that is advising the Obama administration’s Big Science brain project delivered to the NIH its final report on June 5 with a recommendation that $4.5 billion be spent through the 2025 federal fiscal year to develop a set of advanced technologies that will enhance understanding of how neural circuitry works...
The function of the leading genetic risk factor for the disease remains mostly unknown but that is set to change
Pregnant women exposed to lead had newborns who scored slightly lower on tests measuring reflexes and other skills tied to brain development, according to a new study from China