By Carey Reed
A team of researchers successfully changed the gender in the brains of newborn rats from female to male, according to findings published this week in Nature Neuroscience.
By Jenny Marder
Color scientists already have a word for it: Dressgate. No surprise to those of us whose minds were collectively blown by the dress that’s blue and black to some, and white and gold to others (though frankly kind of ugly…
By PBS NewsHour
Confronted by her own grandmother’s illness, writer and neuroscientist Lisa Genova started her exploration of Alzheimer’s with one question: What does it actually feel like to have the disease? Her resulting novel, “Still Alice,” was adapted into a film that…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Microscopes can see cells at a nanometer resolution, but they're still limited. Then one day MIT scientists had an idea: what if they made the samples themselves bigger? It turns out the answer was inside disposable diapers.
One of the nation's leading experts on concussions in youth sports answers questions about the growing concern over head injury in youth soccer.
By Justin Scuiletti
The research, started by scientist John O'Keefe in 1971 and continued by the husband-and-wife team of May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser more than 30 years later in 2005, aimed to explore the mechanics of how humans were able to…
A new process developed at Stanford University lets scientists see inside the brain, using computer programs to fly in between neurons. It's the first high resolution picture of the brain's wiring, which could lead to cures for anxiety, depression and…
Why have so many creative minds suffered from mental illness? Nancy Andreasen, Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa, has devoted decades of study to the physical differences in the brains of writers and other highly…
"As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many gifted and high-profile subjects over the years, but Kurt Vonnegut—dear, funny, eccentric, lovable, tormented Kurt Vonnegut—will always be one of my favorites."…
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