Neuroscience in the News

A look at the improvements to quality of life that animal research can offer.
  • 08 Mar 2012
Transcranial direct current stimulation works, and you can try it at home.
  • 08 Mar 2012
A new study reveals that the vocalization problems of the deaf may also have roots in the neural reorganization that occurs after hearing loss.
  • 07 Mar 2012
After years of research on subjects ranging from toddlers to Tibetan monks, neuroscientist Richard Davidson concluded that patterns of brain activity underlie the emotional traits that define each individual.
  • 05 Mar 2012
A “seemingly quirky finding” peers into animal minds and laughter.
  • 04 Mar 2012
Neural pathways and mirror neurons influence our self-esteem and empathy.
  • 02 Mar 2012
Paul Zak, a pioneer in the field of neuroeconomics, talks about the genes that can make or break a Wall Street trader, and about the chemical that helps us all get along.
  • 02 Mar 2012
Only time can tell when a traumatic brain injury will leave lasting harm - there's no good way to diagnose the damage.
  • 02 Mar 2012
The complex architecture of the human brain and how its billions of nerve cells communicate has baffled the greatest minds for centuries.
  • 01 Mar 2012
Narcotic addiction grew in Asia and the Middle East -- just as cocaine addiction did in Latin America after we got through with them.
  • 28 Feb 2012
Regular use of multiple medications can adversely affect brain function and has been linked to cognitive impairment and memory loss.
  • 27 Feb 2012
Two genes for sealing in long-term recall are identified in bugs — and perhaps humans.
  • 10 Feb 2012

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