Naturally occurring “exosomes” offer a possibility for repairing nerve damage
Prescriptions are on the rise, but evidence for the drugs' safety and effectiveness is mixed
The detailed map could be used to help scientists understand the basis of neurological or psychiatric disorders in humans
Technology that can image and switch brain circuits on and off is what will take neuroscience to the next level
Big science lights the way to an understanding of how the world's most complex machine gives rise to our thoughts and emotions
The Supreme Court will soon grapple with the science of how intellectual disability is measured. The arguments will bear on applying the death penalty to people who don't understand the legal process...
When pond snails, a model organism used in memory research, faced multiple stressors simultaneously, it forgot a behavior it had trained for. Allie Wilkinson reports.
A meta-analysis finds that concussions accounted for between 6 and 9 percent of all injuries sustained on soccer fields. Dina Fine Maron reports
Scientists suspect that, along with genetic factors, toxins and pollutants may increase the risk of developing this debilitating disorder
Newly recognized, adult ADHD threatens the success and well-being of 4 percent of adults. A combination of treatments can help the afflicted lead a more productive life
The rise of chronic traumatic encephalopathy among some athletes suggests that repeated blows to the head may trigger the brain's unraveling
H.M. (Henry Gustav Molaison) was missing part of the hippocampus, which is involved in creating memories
The U.S. has sent thousands of soldiers into combat over the past decade or so, and a good number of them have returned home with deep psychological scars.
By spotting signs of this developmental disorder in young toddlers, parents and therapists may be able to target a child's deficits before they become debilitating
The massive annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience brought together tens of thousands of researchers exploring the workings of mind and brain
A carbon threshold breached, commitments to brain science made, mystery neutrinos found and human evolution revised—these and other events highlight the year in science and technology as picked by the editors of Scientific American...
A new test can identify the disorder's early stages. How will it help patients?
The finding lays the groundwork for researchers to study a neuronal network involved in human perseverance
Findings support idea that the gut's microbiome has a role