I Have Asperger's, and My Mum Says My Brain Works Differently. How So?
—Emer McHugh, Ireland
—Emer McHugh, Ireland
Even after his death, the famous amnesic H. M. is revolutionizing our understanding of how memory works and how we maintain it as we age
Greetings from Boston where the 21st annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society is underway. Saturday and Sunday were packed with symposia, lectures and more than 400 posters...
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Sometimes I work with children and adults who can't put words to their feelings and thoughts. It's not that they don't want to - it's more that they don't know how.
About one in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data
Despite what some critics say, brain imaging holds plenty of promise for real solutions to treating mental disorders
Recent breakthroughs may lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder
Scientists are charting the paths of individual neurons as well as the activity of individual genes
Long-term recordings of neural activity may help researchers understand the roots of depression and OCD
Researchers aim to detect Alzheimer symptoms long before they appear by tweaking an existing medical tool to sleuth out misfolded proteins linked with the illness
The U.S. BRAIN Initiative and European Human Brain Project research programs will begin collaborating later this year
Eating disorders may arise from faulty reward responses in the brain
The National Institute of Mental Health will no longer fund research aiming to relieve symptoms without probing underlying causes
The NFL not only publicly denied evidence that long-term brain damage could result from concussions suffered by its players, but worked to undercut it
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