Dogs beat their domesticated rivals, cats, in a new attempt to measure cognitive power
Researchers say they have linked such exposures with downstream effects
New therapeutic approaches directed at the post-stroke immune response show promise in mice
Warning a child that something, like a vaccine shot, will hurt can actually increase their perception of the pain.
New findings add fuel to the bilingual advantage debate
A Kavli Prize–winning scientist details the magic of transforming vibrations into sound in the inner ear
New research explains why relationships take up so much of our mental energy
Neuroscientist Simon Baron-Cohen absorbs the grave revelations in a study on a pediatrician enmeshed in autism's history
Research finding hints at the possibility of new treatments to restore lost memories
Despite the conventional wisdom, a new study shows picking up the subtleties of grammar in a second language does not fade until well into the teens
Study proposes novel sleep theory, but whether it can explain infant death syndrome remains less clear
Listeners gave more credence to a scientist’s radio interview when the audio was good quality than they did to the same material when the audio was poor. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The lab-grown cerebrums are about the size of a lentil
Researchers identify a new target for disorders such as PTSD and schizophrenia
Physicists who have revived experiments from 50 years ago say nerve cells communicate with mechanical pulses, not electric ones
Volunteers willing to place riskier bets tended to sport larger amygdalas—a region associated with processing fear. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Scans show people who can endure greater risk share certain neurological features
Michael Lemonick, opinion editor at Scientific American, talks about his most recent book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory and Love, about Lonni Sue Johnson, who suffered a specific kind of brain damage that robbed her of much of her memory and her ability to form new memories, and what she has revealed to neuroscientists about memory and the brain.
A new, speedy technique affords scientists the ability to visualize the brain’s myriad connections at an unprecedented level of complexity