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
Over the course of four weeks students developed prototypes of devices meant to bridge the gap between human and machine
New research shows that humans and dogs have very similar voice-sensitive brain regions, which may help explain our intense bonds with these furry, four-legged friends
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...
New techniques help kids develop healthy behaviors and lasting resilience
The famed protein chain reaction that made mad cow disease a terror may be involved in helping to ensure that our recollections don't fade
We’ve come a long way since Oregon Trail
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.
Scientists suspect that, along with genetic factors, toxins and pollutants may increase the risk of developing this debilitating disorder
On a quest to make his brain work better, a writer delves into the evidence for why the world’s most notorious alkaloid may be the best bet for a true cognitive enhancer
It's time to let scientists study whether LSD, marijuana and ecstasy can ease psychiatric disorders
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
Rapid brain-cell changes in animals kept in the dark gave them better discrimination of sounds
Mice kept in total darkness for a week saw their hearing improve. Well, they heard their hearing improve. Sophie Bushwick reports
Activity visible in scans correlates with measures of mental ability two years later
Coaches, trainers and athletes need to work together to prioritize brain safety
The rise of chronic traumatic encephalopathy among some athletes suggests that repeated blows to the head may trigger the brain's unraveling
H.M. (Henry Gustav Molaison) was missing part of the hippocampus, which is involved in creating memories
The more parents engage in one-on-one baby talk with their infants, the more words the child produced at age two. Allie Wilkinson reports.