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.
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
Drinking just a handful of beers a week is associated with long-term changes to a person’s brain, a new study finds — although the functional meaning of these changes is unclear.
By Nsikan Akpan
Early medical procedures can dampen a child’s ability to perceive touch in the long run.
By Angus Chen, Scientific American
A new discovery of how LSD changes a protein’s structure may explain why the drug is so powerful, and why its trips are so long and strange.
By Mona Gable, STAT
"What my mother really suffered, though, was the brutal loss of her self. But it’s taken me decades to understand that...," author Mona Gable writes.
By Simon Makin, Scientific American
A new study from University College London and Duke University shows how the brain adapts to dishonesty and telling tall tales.
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
Mounting evidence shows that multitasking could impair the brain’s cognitive abilities.
By Nsikan Akpan, Matt Ehrichs
Rescue dogs are super-smellers, and the motley crew of scientists is figuring out why.
By Sharon Begley, STAT
A new neuroimaging tool shows for the first time where genes are being turned on or off in living brains.
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