Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Samantha Jones, Ph.D.
Humans are surprisingly adaptable—we can adjust to various environments, including the inside of a spacecraft. But what are the neurological consequences of that adjustment?
The effects of COVID-19 on the brain are both undeniable and puzzling. Now, brain autopsy findings show that oxygen deprivation may play an important role.
As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, scientists are learning that it can cause neurological symptoms—something they didn't expect.
New research provides insight into why dog-assisted therapy may be a game-changer for kids with autism or Down syndrome.
For anyone still claiming that women pursue careers in math less frequently than men because of biological differences: think again.
World Mental Health Day made me wonder: how well can our brains bounce back from depression?
Last night was the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. Among the sea of people celebrating in downtown Washington, DC, I wondered: are those astronauts' brains okay?
Is ayahuasca bad for brains? Last year, a group of researchers in Brazil gave the psychedelic brew to fish (yes, fish) to find out.
Does the smell of pine, the sound of caroling, and the sight of "stockings hung by the chimney with care" bring a smile to your face? Let's unwrap your brain on Christmas.
Are humans just chimps in clothes? Kinda, sorta. . .but there's a lot more to it than that, and it has to do with our brains.
What makes us humans different from our primate relatives? Our brain is a good place to start.
Environmental influence starts in utero: Mom’s immune system affects the brain development of her offspring.
Rapidly improving sequencing technologies are allowing scientists to study brain development like never before.
Samantha Jones, Ph.D., is a science writer and editor based in Washington, D.C. She received her Ph.D. in biomedical science, studying the role of RNA in cognitive disease.