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...
Activating a small fraction of neurons triggers complete memory.
In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers reported that older adults exposed to Web surfing for the first time showed increased brain activity in regions associated with language and working memory...
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...
Researchers pinpoint an area in the drosophila brain that can trick hungry insects into believing they are full, offering hope for new weight-loss remedies in humans
Implanted electrodes in brains of presurgery patients show in real-time how Broca's area organizes language from perception to sound in milliseconds
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...