Is the electrical activity in your brain different when you watch an episode of Game of Thrones on HBO and when you read the same scene in one of the books? A visualization built by the Neuroscape Lab
The impact of austerity on children’s health can’t be doubted. Yet ministers have axed the one woman who can tell them how bad things are It’s emblematic of the government’s handling of the mental health
By Jeff Guo Jeff Guo Bio Last week, Google released Parsey McParseface, a funny name for a state-of-the-art tool aimed at one of the most difficult problems in artificial intelligence. For all that computers
In the battle to find what causes mental illness, scientists are increasingly looking at genetic factors. For James Longman - whose father killed himself after suffering from schizophrenia - it's a very
A striking new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope delivers a deep look into a mysterious cosmic object called the Red Rectangle Nebula. The Red Rectangle, so named because of its bizarre shape
According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in 2014, an estimated 15.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
By Melissa Dahl A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust
I'd never dated anyone who hadn't been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist's office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: it draws me in. I used to joke that only men with depression
Mindfulness. It's a buzz word right now. Businesses are more conscious of the bottom line results of being more mindful and teaching their people to do so. CEOs are being coached to be more mindful to
The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing. Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket."
A research team is now working to put a massive drill into the the Gulf of Mexico's seafloor to help peel back 65 million years of history. Their goal: to secure a nearly mile-deep core sample from the
What author Richard Happer loves most about abandoned places is that they're everywhere you look — if you look hard enough. "There are so many of them, right on the doorstep of our everyday worlds," Happer
There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain. Researchers