From home sleep-cycle monitoring to a tap into the psychology of motivation, these clever products promise to get inside your head
The damaging theatrics of drama queens may spring from defects etched in the brain. Yet you can limit the havoc they wreak on your life
Hormone levels link vomiting and intelligence
Acting Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the November/December issue of Scientific American MIND
Sean Mackey inflicts pain on people in the hope of learning how to relieve it. Erik Vance gets on the receiving end.
In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers found that mice that were exposed to light all night long showed signs of depression. Karen Hopkin reports...
In a study in the journal Science, researchers analyzed the inner workings of Broca's area, long known as the brain's speech center, in pre-op brain surgery patients. Cynthia Graber reports...
Birds' rhythmic abilities offer clues to the origins of dance
A 10-year study finds that people who experienced adverse childhood events also lose years off their lives
Certain memories die suddenly rather than fading away
Tests by the CDC show that eating venison and other game can raise the amounts of lead in human bodies by 50 percent
Irish teenagers Eimear O'Carroll and Rhona Togher have developed a treatment they hope will help people with tinnitus, an unpleasant ringing in the ears. Cynthia Graber reports
LSD makes a comeback as a possible clinical treatment
A study with animals in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that alcohol abuse in adolescence leads to a lifetime of poor decision-making skills. Karen Hopkin reports...
Paying bills or counting change may seem like basic life skills to most, but for those who are about to slip into older-age dementia, the tasks can become increasingly difficult.
Brain-damaged patients who appear to have lost signs of conscious awareness might still be able to create new memories, showing signs of new neural networks and potential for partial recovery...
California finding bolsters theory linking neurological ailment to insecticides
Put your cortex through its paces with these software games
A bizarre disorder that causes people to physically act out their dreams while sleeping is associated with a dramatically increased risk of developing dementia, and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to new research that suggests the sleep disorder may actually be an early symptom of those conditions...