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By Cami Rosso on April 18, 2019 in The Future Brain
Neuroscientists from the Yale School of Medicine announced the successful revival of circulation and cellular activity in pig brains for hours after death.
By Tia Powell MD on April 17, 2019 in Dementia Reimagined
Learning about dementia from a world-class scholar.
By Walter Veit on April 17, 2019 in Science and Philosophy
Cailin O'Connor explains reasons for the shift in American politics.
By Arash Javanbakht M.D. on April 15, 2019 in The Many Faces of Anxiety and Trauma
Although we do NOT use brain scans to diagnose PTSD in the clinic, we use them to understand what happens in the PTSD brain.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on April 14, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Previously we had to wait until autopsy to diagnose Alzheimer’s. Now it can be made with 85-95% certainty by a lumbar puncture or amyloid PET scan.
By Lydia Denworth on April 11, 2019 in Brain Waves
How does the brain learn from observing? New research reveals a specific set of neurons that simulate another individual's decisions.
By Christian Keysers Ph.D. on April 11, 2019 in The Empathic Brain
A new study reveals nerve cells that transform the pain of others into our own pain in split seconds. Without them, pain is no longer contagious.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on April 10, 2019 in The Asymmetric Brain
Do cats recognize their names or not? A new study clarifies a longstanding question in animal behavior research.
By Michelle Braun Ph.D., ABPP-CN on April 10, 2019 in High Octane Brain
The evidence that lifestyle factors minimize the risk of Alzheimer's is stronger than ever.
By Mark L. Ruffalo L.C.S.W. on April 06, 2019 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
Popular media has been flooded with articles on the supposed dangers and ineffectiveness of psychiatric medication. But what does history teach us?
By Ewan Morrison on April 05, 2019 in Word-Less
An ex-stutterer finds a cure in free speech.
By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in The New Brain
If you habitually put off important tasks—like doing your taxes—this may be the reason.
By Marwa Azab Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in Neuroscience in Everyday Life
The brains of those at high risk for depression become more similar to low-risk brains when they strongly value religious beliefs.
By Scott C. Anderson on April 03, 2019 in Mood by Microbe
Two studies show that important functions of your microbiota have less to do with specific microbes than the genes they possess. Time to toss your probiotics?
By Michael Gurian on April 01, 2019 in The Minds of Boys and Girls
How can we better protect our children from chemicals that disrupt their natural brain development?
By David Rock on March 30, 2019 in Your Brain at Work
Raising voices around your organization can lead to greater collaboration and fewer instances of questionable behavior.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on March 29, 2019 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Tantalizing new hints about restoring your brain's ability to sponge up new information the way it did when you were an infant.
By Hal McDonald Ph.D. on March 29, 2019 in Time Travelling with Apollo
Research indicates that as we age, retrieving past memories becomes less voluntary. Instead, we become more dependent on external cues such as smells and sounds.
By Leonard Sax M.D., Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 in Sax on Sex
Is gender just a tool of the patriarchy, or are some gendered differences in brain and behavior hardwired prior to birth?
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 26, 2019 in All About Addiction
We often find it challenging to change habits related to eating, exercise, jobs, etc. Why are bad habits so hard to change?
By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. on March 21, 2019 in Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
Embodied cognition researcher Art Glenberg explains what the discovery of mirror neurons teaches us about human nature.
By Anthony C. Lopez Ph.D. on March 21, 2019 in Evolutionary Politics
Neuroscientists are moving closer to an understanding of how aggression works. Can they turn it off for us? Should they try?
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on March 19, 2019 in Balanced
It's commonly believed that ADHD is something that one simply outgrows, so many adults do not seek treatment.
By Tara Thiagarajan Ph.D., and Jennifer J. Newson Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in 7 Billion Brains
What your brain activity can—and can't—tell you about your sleep.
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on March 14, 2019 in Between Cultures
New research shows how negative emotions change the brain’s neural circuitry by suppressing connectivity of the “trust network.”
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