Doses of cannabis might help multiple sclerosis (MS) patients subdue their body spasms and move about more easily, according to a new review of recent studies.
A new report says water contamination is worsening as chemicals leach through soil into the aquifer
Perhaps depression is not a malfunction but a mental adaptation that focuses the mind to better solve complex problems
New technologies for spotting Alzheimer's disease are poised to unravel its cause and speed progress toward effective treatments
Growing evidence points to birthplace as a risk factor for schizophrenia
Animals have nerves that can make a soft caress painful.
Museum exhibits, conferences and events relating to the brain
Chronic worrying stems from a craving for control. But the more we fret, the less our bodies are able to cope with stress
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
Advanced dementia has often been treated as an amalgamation of symptoms in the aging, rather than a deadly illness in itself. A new study, published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine , proposes that it may be beneficial—for patients and caretakers alike—to take the latter approach...
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