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 …
To the uninitiated, the brain’s connections may look like a plate of tangled spaghetti, but new research suggests that there is symmetry hidden in the apparent chaos.
A new study suggests that popping a few Advil before a high-altitude climb can prevent symptoms like headache, nausea and fatigue.
Even before conception, a mother’s obesity may affect cognitive development in her baby-to-be.
Children bump their heads and recover all the time, but for some, even mild concussions may lead to lasting problems with attention and memory.
Early intervention may help curb some of the more severe symptoms of autism. The question is, How do we identify at-risk children early enough?
Put aside the crossword puzzles and push the ginkgo biloba pills to the back of the shelf. The key to better memory may lie in three letters: ERC.
Could mind-reading become a reality? Scientists have discovered a method of tracking the brain’s response to sounds and then translating the activity back into the words people heard.
A new study finds that cognitive deficits from a bad blow to the head may last longer than previously thought.
Virtual games aren’t just for kids any more. Navigating virtual worlds helps grandma and grandpa stay physically and cognitively healthy.