In urban Asian areas myopia among teenagers is topping 90 percent—but foresight may be able to bring those numbers way down.
A new interface system allowed three paralyzed individuals to type words up to four times faster than the speed that had been demonstrated in earlier studies
Biological markers could enable tailored therapies that target individual differences in symptoms
Poverty may affect the size, shape and functioning of a young child's brain. Would a cash stipend to parents help prevent harm?
A novel technique for counting neurons is changing our appraisal of just how special the human brain really is
A look inside the March/April issue of Scientific American Mind
Michael D. Lemonick explains how a postmortem study of the most celebrated amnesic in history went awry
Without a nighttime reset, synapses could burn out like an outlet with too many appliances plugged in
Researchers see some promise in ibogaine, a well-known hallucinogen, and related compounds
The discovery of how LSD changes a protein’s structure may explain why the drug is so powerful, and why its trips are so long and strange
The small molecules cleared and prevented tau buildup in mice and monkeys
Neuroscientists are starting to share and integrate data — but shifting to a team approach isn't easy
When LSD binds to serotonin receptors, it pulls a "lid" closed behind it, locking it in place for hours, and explaining its long-lasting effects. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New studies show cosmic radiation could be even more damaging to astronauts' brains than we thought. Can humanity still live and travel among the stars?
Scientific American executive editor Fred Guterl talks with Pres. Obama’s science advisor, John Holdren, about climate science, space travel, the issue of reproducibility in science, the brain initiative and more.
The Jekyll-and-Hyde behavior of astrocytes may point the way to treatments for degenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and MS
More than one third of all injuries on the pitch occurred during practice
Genetic sequences that code for physical features that differ between boys and girls also seem to contribute to risk for the disorder
New findings provide a more complex profile of the brain’s “internal GPS”
Stimulating certain areas of the animals’ brains can trigger predatory behaviors including biting and grabbing