Users must decide if the benefits of these sites outweigh their costs, but can that decision be made freely if social networking sites are potentially addictive?
New findings suggest it is more complicated than scientists thought
Superior IQs associated with mental and physical disorders, research suggests
One aspect of risk behavior in adolescents appears to be an apparent inability to match their behavior to the likely rewards (or punishments) that might follow
The prospect of focusing the beams without destroying tissue might someday diagnose or even restore faulty brain circuits
More “prosocial” brains are more prone to depression, study suggests
How much should we worry?
Nearly 90 years old, electroconvulsive therapy can rescue some people, but not others, from depression, bipolar and other mental disorders
Studying whale and dolphin anatomy and behavior could offer insights into human evolution
The brain’s natural opioids may also play a role in eating and energy balance
Ketamine lifts rodents' mood only if administered by male researchers
Software lets scientists explore the brain in 3-D and perform “virtual dissections”
The billionaire philanthropist’s contribution will be followed by another $50 million in start-up ventures
Unusual gait, clumsiness and other motor difficulties are not just limited to kids with the disorder
With some training, sheep were able to select a celebrity's face over that of a stranger they'd never seen. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The main way the disease works is to disrupt communication between neurons, the specialized cells that process and transmit electrical and chemical signals between regions of the brain
There are many concerns about the appropriate use of neuroscience in a criminal justice setting
The NASA-funded work compares MRIs before and after trips
A new study uses brain imaging to separate those who think about and even attempt suicide from those who don’t
Our bodies are honed to environmental light via a biological chain reaction