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Young Musicians Reap Long-Term Neuro Benefits

People who played instruments as children responded a bit quicker to complex speech sounds as adults, even if they had not played an instrument in many years. Erika Beras reports

February 22, 2014 — Erika Beras

Debate on Who Is Smart Enough to Be Executed

The Supreme Court will soon grapple with the science of how intellectual disability is measured. The arguments will bear on applying the death penalty to people who don't understand the legal process...

February 20, 2014 — Sara Reardon and Nature magazine

Calming a Child's Mind

New techniques help kids develop healthy behaviors and lasting resilience

February 20, 2014 — THE EDITORS

Multiple Stresses Killed Snail Memory

When pond snails, a model organism used in memory research, faced multiple stressors simultaneously, it forgot a behavior it had trained for. Allie Wilkinson reports.


February 13, 2014 — Allie Wilkinson

Adults Can Have ADHD, Too

Newly recognized, adult ADHD threatens the success and well-being of 4 percent of adults. A combination of treatments can help the afflicted lead a more productive life

February 7, 2014 — Tim Bilkey, Craig Surman and Karen Weintraub

How Football Destroys the Brain

The rise of chronic traumatic encephalopathy among some athletes suggests that repeated blows to the head may trigger the brain's unraveling

January 31, 2014 — Jacqueline C. Tanaka and Gregg B. Wells
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