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      His Brain, Her Brain

      Boy or girl? Even before a person is born, that’s the first thing everyone wants to know—underscoring just how much value humans place on gender. In this eBook, we take a closer look at the anatomical, chemical and functional differences in the brains of men and women—as well as some surprising similarities. 

      * Editor’s note: Special Edition was published as His Brain, Her Brain.
      His Brain, Her Brain
      August 3, 2009Health

      Black kids aren't getting enough vitamin D, study says

      Too much television and too little milk means that black children are not getting enough of vitamin D, a new study says. Known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it can also be obtained through sun exposure, Vitamin D can stave off rickets, improve bone health, and possibly prevent colds, heart disease and diabetes...
      May 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      Different Shades of Blue

      Women get sad. Men get mad. Depression comes in many hues
      July 13, 2012Environment

      The Scienceblogging Weekly (July 13th, 2012)

      Blog of the Week:Contagions is a blog written by Michelle Ziegler (Twitter, Facebook, the other two blogs by Michelle - Heavenfield and Selah - are focused entirely on history and not on medicine or science)...
      December 1, 2012Neuroscience

      Mind Theorist Finds the Keys to Conflict Resolution in Neuroscience

      Knowledge of how the brain intuits what someone else is thinking helps Rebecca Saxe devise possible solutions to seemingly intractable political and social conflicts
      January 10, 2011Mind & Brain

      Could chess-boxing defuse aggression in Arizona and beyond?

      Teleportation, cloaks of invisibility, smell-o-vision, 3D printing, and even holograms, were all ideas first imagined in science fiction—and now are real products and technologies in various stages of development by scientists...
      October 1, 2016

      Building a See-Through Brain

      A new experimental approach at the interface of chemistry and biology lets scientists peer into the deepest reaches of the body's master controller
      September 9, 2010Mind & Brain

      New MRI maps assess connectivity to establish "brain age" curve for children and adults

      As children grow, brambles of short brain connections are gradually pruned down to longer, stronger neural pathways. Research has shown this trend to follow a fairly standard curve during normal development to adulthood, and scientists are now using this information to create predictive models of brain maturation...
      March 13, 2018Behavior

      Unlock the Learning Power of Baby Babbling

      At around six months, infants aren't making sense yet—but they're incredibly receptive to how parents respond to their vocalizations
      February 29, 2020Behavior

      Why We Need “Science Citizens”

      A public that doesn’t understand what science is and how it works can’t form useful opinions about public policy
      July 29, 2013Health

      Find Your Voice: Unlocking the Mysteries of Stuttering

      Terrence Murgallis, a 20 year-old undergraduate student in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University has stuttered all his life and approached us recently about conducting brain research on stuttering...
      October 16, 2012Health

      When the Cuddle Hormone Is a Home Wrecker

      First off, this study on a molecule tied to social interaction was conducted in animals. So I’m supposed to turn on the siren and the flashing red light here to let you know that the headline you just read might not apply in humans...
      April 3, 2009The Sciences

      Are some chemicals more dangerous at low doses?

      There are some 82,000 chemicals used commercially in the U.S., but only a fraction have been tested to make sure they're safe and just five are regulated by the U.S.
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