Two distinct brain networks guide our reasoning and the behaviors we ultimately undertake based on those judgments
Don’t blame older mothers for their offsprings’ developmental problems. A new study finds “there is probably much more reason to be concerned with the age of the father”
Most of us know that meditating is a great way to reduce stress. But meditative practice goes beyond taking a chill pill. Meditating is also associated with structural changes in the brain that help sharpen focus and improve …
Mild psychological distress — even at levels well below the cut-offs for, say, clinical depression or anxiety — appears to put people at higher risk of death, a new study finds
Just 10 minutes of wakeful rest may help us absorb new information into memory
Fortunately, good foster care can help neglected children catch up developmentally, in part
Women who are infected with the common cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii may be more vulnerable to suicide, a new study finds, adding to the evidence that T. gondii or Toxo, as the bug is known, may cause subtle changes in the human …
Five steps you can take now to help Mom and Dad avoid a money mess
Its spring, which means it’s the season for fresh, juicy berries. And that’s good news for your brain.
Researchers have identified two genes that affect brain size and may be linked not only to IQ, but also to our risk of developing brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
In this week’s issue of TIME, we explain why the brain does its most creative work while you’re asleep. Subscribers can read the full story here.
Experts have long noted that both autism and antisocial personality disorder are marked by problems with empathy, yet the differences between the two conditions couldn’t be starker.
Natural disaster, violent crime and war are traumatic experiences for anyone to live through, yet some people recover quickly from these events while others struggle with the flashbacks and hypervigilance that characterize …