The news comes on the same day as a $650-million donation to expand psychiatric research
Common gene variants that have minor effects may contribute about half the risk of developing autism
Many studies have found that familiar songs enhance mood, relieve stress and reduce anxiety in patients with Alzheimer's, perhaps because musical memory is often spared even when a patient has declined to a low level of cognition...
A documentary captures people with dementia reconnecting to emotions and lost memories through music
In 2010, the National Institutes of Health held a conference to determine what measures, including behavioral steps like exercise and diet, could be taken to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s...
A long-term study reveals how the brain responds to a mild impact, and could guide future intervention
Experts say a $15-million trial to explore stem cells from cord blood for treating autism is premature
Headbanging can cause pain or even whiplash. But a 50-year-old Motörhead fan developed a more serious condition, bleeding in the brain that required surgical repair, after headbanging at a concert...
Drug candidates have a 99.6 percent failure rate, and poor early detection methods make clinical trials difficult and costly
Common antidepressants may also affect learning and digestion
Implants to restore brain function lost to injury and disease win support from a defense agency
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