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Schizophrenia risk gene plays key role in early brain development

Scientists have found that a gene linked to schizophrenia plays a critical role in brain development before birth, which supports the idea that the …

Neuroscientists can tell if you knowingly committed a crime based on brain scans

Neuroscientists around the world are trying to uncover the secrets of the brain by studying images of it. That’s no easy task — the human brain is …

National Academy of Sciences

The High School Guidance Counselor Shortage

Campbell High School counselor Jamie Ryder’s determined cheer interrupts the half-asleep, early morning silence of a dozen ninth-graders crammed into …

Stanford psychologist shares a surprising trick that will help you be more productive at work

The secret to overcoming psychological fatigue at work could simply be to stay calm. In fact, there's scientific proof that keeping your composure …

Self Control

Voices From the Past: Work and the Permeable Walls of the Asylum

The history of the 19th and early 20th century asylum is a history of locking up patients . . . or so it has seemed. Since the 1950s and 1960s when …

Why Do Men Rape? This Extensive Research Involving 50 Rapists Might Just Have An Answer

The deafening uproar after the Nirbhaya case shook the country to the core. People from around the world protested against the gruesome rape of a …

Mahatma Gandhi

Overcoming Depression: How To Find The Right Therapist

It is often said that depression is the common cold of mental disorders. For most people, even more commonplace is being confused about what …

Child Abuse Can Impair Brain Wiring

McGill researchers report those who suffer from traumatic experiences during childhood, like severe abuse, show significant abnormalities in the …

Neuroscience

Here’s how to avoid catching a bad mood from your coworker

You walk into your office in a great mood, only to find a coworker a nearby cubicle who’s visibly upset. All of a sudden you start to feel your mood …

Teens

Study links suicidal thoughts to brain inflammation

A growing body of research is suggesting that brain inflammation could be responsible for some major depressive episodes. A new study from a team at …

BU Researchers ID Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE during Life

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of repeated head trauma, can …

The Brain
Media Management

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness