Brain

Wait, ESP Is Real?

The idea that some people can see the future is one of those peculiar notions that is at once prehistoric and contemporary. You can find references to seers at least as far back as writing from ancient Greece, and you can also …

Prozac Aids Recovery from Stroke

A new study finds that Prozac can significantly improve recovery from stroke— the number one cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The randomized controlled trial found that while patients …

House Watch: What Causes Delusions?

The season 7 premiere of House M.D. — “Now What?” — was re-aired last night on Fox. Since your House Watcher didn’t cover it the first time around, here’s a quick review. Spoiler alert: If somehow you missed this …

Want to Make Quicker Decisions? Muzzle Your Brain

People with anxiety disorders such as OCD know that nothing can be more paralyzing than having too many options. Go to a store to buy a sweater,  find four that you like and the odds are pretty good you’ll stare and stare…and …

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