Finding the point at which babies’ reactions change from being purely reflexive to reflecting more intention is leading researches to focus on the first glimmers of conscious thought in infants as young as 5 months old.
We don’t think of emotional states as passing from one person to another, but a new study suggests some depressive thoughts can go viral.
Experts say that existing screening methods can identify at-risk individuals, but such tools may not help to prevent suicides.
President Barack Obama’s new strategy for fighting the nation’s drug problem will include a greater emphasis on using public health tools to battle addiction
Violent behavior is a complex product of biology and upbringing, and when that violence involves murder and destruction to the extent that erupted at the Boston Marathon, the questions about what drives such aggression become all …
Among the 100 million or so nerve cells in the brain, it turns out there is a group dedicated to making sense of numbers.
Hablan dos idiomas? You should, if you know what’s good for you
Thinking about death, fearing the unknown and worrying about the future aren’t traditionally considered sources of physical pain, but they may be susceptible to the same pain-killing treatments.
Aging and drinking result in similar changes in the brain, and if aerobic exercise can alleviate the age-based damage, could it do the same for alcohol-related harm?
The latest research shows that even the taste of beer is sufficient to activate the brain‘s pleasure circuits.
Explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line have killed at least two and injured at least 23.
With an aging population, rates of dementia will only climb, yet doctors have few effective strategies for addressing the worst symptoms.