What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast. Face to face with the world’s leading memory
If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing scientific explanations, according to
Ten Days at the Mad-House: How Nellie Bly Posed as Insane in 1887 in Her Brave Exposé of Asylum Abuse
A timeless and sobering reminder that the true measure of power is not how deftly we can assert our authority but how much kindness and compassion we can show others in their greatest moments of vulnerability.
Here's a medical mystery that begins with a kindergarten teacher. We're not using her full name to protect her medical privacy, so we'll call her M. M. taught reading to 4 and 5-year-olds at a school Chicago,
An international team of doctors from the University of North Carolina, MIT, Harvard, and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have taken a major step toward pinpointing the genetic causes of schizophrenia.
The first human brain-to-brain interfacing has been used to play a video game. Hello, mind control! Researchers at the University of Washington say they've created the first non-invasive brain interface
The hearing-aid sized device could allow researchers to record EEG data over multiple days, even as patients move around. Measuring the brain's electric signals, a process called electroencephalography
Complex brain-like structures, grown in a petri dish, open up a new way to study neurological disease. In their lab at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Jürgen Knoblich and Madeline Lancaster are growing
World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery Published: 12 Nov 2013 Lots include A Brief History of Time signed with thumbprint and Simpsons script Published: 31 Oct
As autism grows more prevalent, early detection is crucial The chances a child will receive a diagnosis of autism has increased 72 percent over the last five years, a dramatic rise that has stumped many
We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is. If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to
Amy Muise and her colleagues at the University of Toronto say there are two main reasons we get it on: approach goals and avoidance goals. A person who has sex for "approach goals" is motivated by positive