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A study in the journal Cell shows that the formation of new memories requires the movement of other memories located in the hippocampus to long-term storage in the neocortex. Karen Hopkin reports
Chronic worrying stems from a craving for control. But the more we fret, the less our bodies are able to cope with stress
Glia are nervous system caretakers whose nurturing can go too far. Taming them holds promise for alleviating pain that current medications cannot ease
Robert O. Duncan, a behavioral scientist at York College, the City University of New York, explains
From home sleep-cycle monitoring to a tap into the psychology of motivation, these clever products promise to get inside your head
The brain may not learn from its mistakes after all
Scientists have recently found that there are two brain pathways involved how we perceive our own thumping hearts. Christie Nicholson reports
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
What happens when Harvard scientists use a brain scanner to look for the devil inside?
Advances in neuroscience are changing the way some companies position their products, giving birth to the new field of neuromarketing
New studies show low vitamin D levels may impair cognitive function
We assume intelligence and rationality go together. But we shouldn't be surprised when smart people do foolish things.
Hormone levels link vomiting and intelligence
A new neuroscience of intelligence is revealing that not all brains work in the same way
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.
Neurons compete in a royal rumble for the brain's attention.
Kids go from goo-goo to garrulous one step at a time
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