The latest imaging data reveals gender-based differences in the way brain networks are connected.
If EKGs can detect potential problems in heart function, then doctors are asking why brain scans can’t be used in the same way, to identify disorders like depression, autism or schizophrenia.
Childhood emotional and sexual abuse mark women’s brains in distinct patterns — with emotional abuse affecting regions involved in self-awareness and sexual abuse affecting areas involved in genital sensation, according to …
Why do some people find it impossible to get rid of old newspapers and junk mail, and end up hoarding them instead?
Science has now proved what kindergarten teachers, reality-show fans and Catholic priests discover anew every day: humans can’t help talking about themselves. It just feels too good.
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.
Child maltreatment has a profound effect on the brain — even in kids who are resilient and don’t suffer from psychiatric disorders, according to two new studies, one of which found that brain activity in children raised in …
An orgasm has now been imaged in 3D video in the brain as it happens — and for possibly the first time in the history of science, women came first.
How do you know what’s real? A new study suggests that people’s ability to distinguish between what really happened and what was imagined may be determined by the presence of a fold at the front of the brain that develops late in …
Schadenfreude — joy in another’s suffering or death — is a vicious pleasure. But it’s far less guilt-inducing when the victim is an enemy like Osama bin Laden, who has gotten his just deserts. Does that make it all right?