Lara Entzian Bruner

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Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

Heavy smokers cut down or quit after magnetic brain stimulation, study finds

More than a third of those treated with high frequency magnetic pulses stopped smoking for at least six months, researchers say<p>Heavy smokers who regularly puffed more than a packet of cigarettes a day cut down or quit for six months after their brains were stimulated with magnets, researchers …

Neuroscience Struggles to Explain Near Death Experiences

Near death experiences (NDEs) have been reported through the ages by those who were near death—or thought they were—and then return.<p>Though these …

Our Skin's Sense Of Time Helps Protect Against UV Damage

We all feel the biological master clock, ticking deep within our brains, that tells us when to sleep and when to wake.<p>Well, it turns out that our skin cells have a circadian rhythm of their own. Researchers have found that depending on the time of day, our skin's stem cells busy themselves with …

Paul Zak: Trust, morality - and oxytocin

Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains

Allan Jones: A map of the brain

Conception to birth -- visualized | Alexander Tsiaras

Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we're born

Yoav Medan: Ultrasound surgery -- healing without cuts

The quest to understand consciousness | Antonio Damasio

Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner

The happy secret to better work | Shawn Achor

Neil Burgess: How your brain tells you where you are

Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object

The power of introverts | Susan Cain

Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

Marco Tempest: A magical tale (with augmented reality)

Moral behavior in animals | Frans de Waal

How to buy happiness | Michael Norton

Our buggy moral code | Dan Ariely

The surprising science of happiness | Dan Gilbert

Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

Feats of memory anyone can do | Joshua Foer

The optimism bias | Tali Sharot

Carl Schoonover: How to look inside the brain

A tale of mental illness | Elyn Saks

Baba Shiv: Sometimes it's good to give up the driver's seat