Are cats smarter? Or are dogs? When scientists counted the brain cells in these animals, there was a clear winner. But the latest research on animal intelligence challenges all of the old-school notions of what it means to be smart.
By Rashmi Shivni
The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from yoga to laying of hands to your doctor's office. We journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
By Erik Vance
Two new documentaries on Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall spotlight the complicated and contrasting paths they took toward scientific greatness.
By Nsikan Akpan
Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University look into why you can sometimes change your mind at the last second, but fail horribly at others.
By Teresa Carey
By Fedor Kossakovski
Mothers across languages change the timbre of their voice in similar ways when they speak to babies, Princeton University neuroscientists reported today.
By Nsikan Akpan, Julia Griffin
Here is the neuroscience behind how opioids overtake the human brain.
By Merim Bilalic, The Conversation
Scientific evidence from the neuroscience of expertise warns against betting on an MMA fighter – even one as skilled as McGregor – upsetting a boxer in a boxing match.
By Teresa Carey
Researchers from Sweden have shown for the first time that an animal other than a human or an ape can plan for an event beyond the current moment.
A human protein -- called CyP40 -- can untangle the neurodegenerative clumps that characterize Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a new study.
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