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What marijuana really does to your brain

Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience found that marijuana does not …

Inside your teenager’s scary brain

New research shows incredible cognitive potential—and vulnerability—during adolescence. For parents, the stakes couldn’t be higher.<p>As the head of a …

Study suggests hyper-functional brain circuits drive autistic behaviors

A new study in <i>Frontiers in Neuroscience</i> shows that social and sensory overstimulation drives autistic behaviors. The study, conducted on rats exposed …

Autism

Major medicine discovery changes everything we thought we knew about the brain

Anatomy and other medicine books will have to be rewritten in order to take into account a major new discovery that could significantly influence …

Should You Bring Your Unborn Baby to Work?

Research shows that babies are more sensitive to the prenatal environment than once believed. How should today's stretched-to-the-brink parents respond?<p>Last year, as my wife and I prepared for the arrival of our second child, I began to worry. My wife is a mid-level manager at an advertising agency …

Pregnancy

Criminal Minds Are Different From Yours, Brain Scans Reveal

The latest neuroscience research is presenting intriguing evidence that the brains of certain kinds of criminals are different from those of the rest …