neuroscience

Brains on trial
Brains on trial

Can Neuroscience Predict How Likely Someone Is to Commit Another Crime?

Researchers propose using brain imaging technology to improve risk assessments—tools to help courts determine appropriate sentencing, probation, and parole. It's controversial to say the least.
Andrew R. Calderon
a day ago
Your Brain
Your Brain

There's a Chemical In Your Brain That Makes You Want More

Dopamine has been described as just a pleasure molecule, but that's a common misconception.
Shayla Love
2 days ago
The High Life
The High Life

What Weed and Cocaine Do to Memory

"Your memory is really your identity. Your own history, your own desires, your own fears.”
Shayla Love
8.8.18
Autism
Autism

People Who Think They’re Autism Experts Actually Know the Least About It

Do anti-vaxxers even understand what autism is?
Jesse Hicks
7.10.18
Your Brain
Your Brain

What Happens When Your Brain Loses Its Grip on Reality

People who confabulate experience a true confusion of reality, past memories, and identities.
Shayla Love
6.21.18
mind
mind

Ecstasy’s Risks to the Average User May Be Less Severe Than Previously Thought

Past research on MDMA has contained some noteworthy flaws.
Jesse Hicks
6.20.18
mind
mind

What it Means if You Have a Horrible Sense of Direction

A number of factors—including anxiety and confidence—play a role.
Jessica Dore
6.13.18
mental health
mental health

Narcolepsy Gave Me Disturbing Spiritual Visions

"A miracle and a disorder met at a perfect confluence of science and faith."
Virgie Townsend
5.11.18
body
body

Evolution Might Be Part of the Reason You Suck at Singing

Human skill with the voice evolved after our ancestors split from other apes.
Michel Belyk
Joseph F. Johnson
Sonja A. Kotz
5.9.18
Your Brain
Your Brain

Mental Health Research Needs More People to Donate Their Brains

At a certain point, we need to turn to the human brain for answers about human mental illness.
Shayla Love
5.3.18
mind
mind

You Can Trick Your Brain Into Being More Focused

There are four different kinds of creative flow.
Caroline Williams
5.2.18
brain
brain

What It Might Mean If You Get Deja Vu A Lot

That weird feeling can be traced to certain parts of the brain.
Shayla Love
4.23.18