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
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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
The brain's language centers struggle to access phonetic information
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Although pilots may be thousands of miles away from the battlefield, a former drone pilot says distance doesn't numb the emotional impact of taking a life
Infants that would later be diagnosed with the disorder began to avoid eye contact at two months of age
New research shows the liver and hippocampus (the memory center in the brain) share a craving for the same protein, and the liver wins out when there's extra belly fat involved
Mice insensitive to the hormone vasopressin recovered from a light-dark time shift much faster than did other rodents. Sophie Bushwick reports.
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