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Autism Truths and Myths: The State of the Science (Op-Ed)

Autism myths and fears are not helping anyone, but research is.

Developmental Disabilities

fMRI of the Amygdala: All In Vein? - Neuroskeptic

By Neuroskeptic | May 24, 2015 5:44 am

Neuroscientists might need to rethink much of what’s known about the amygdala, a small brain region that’s been …

Life Sciences

A photographer took 12 stunning pictures to capture how depression and anxiety can feel.

Anxiety and depression are fairly prevalent.

One of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S., in 2012 the National Institute of Health …


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: Targeting Executive Dysfunction

This highly practical book provides evidence-based strategies for helping adults with ADHD build essential skills for time management, organization, …


Spiking Neural Networks: Learning, Applications, and Analysis

In this book, focus has been placed on SpikingNeural Networks (SNNs). Research on artificial SNNs has gained momentum in the last decadedue to its …

Artificial Intelligence

The difficulty of getting a definitive mental health diagnosis

This is part of a series about improving research, diagnosis and treatment. Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #OpenMinds

Parents can often be confused about the mental-health diagnoses their children may receive. The older children are, the more likely they are to accumulate multiple …

Mental Health

Elaine Aron on Creativity and Sensitivity

If they are highly sensitive, people tend to notice more of their outer and inner environments, and process more sensory information. All of which …


Fight depression and anxiety.


Just like many people, I experienced a period in my life when I suffered from anxiety and depression.

Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with my …


My Father’s Battle With Depression (And Our Battle As Caregivers)

My father was diagnosed with acute depression — chronic or clinical depression in medical terms — in February. It turned out that he had been …


Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom

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Science Education

The embodied brain: towards a radical embodied cognitive neuroscience.

2015 May 6;9:237. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00237. eCollection 2015.

1Institute of Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, …

Life Sciences

Lie Detector Brain Scans Could Be the Future of Murder Trials

Gary Smith lay in an fMRI scanner as a series of pre-programmed questions appear on the screen in front of him, at five second intervals.

"Did you share an apartment with Mike McQueen?"

"Did you shoot Mike McQueen with a revolver?"

"Did you kill Mike McQueen?"

In response to each question, Smith …

The Brain

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

The secrets to living long (and well) from the world's healthiest people

For more than a decade, I’ve been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of …


Serenading The Brain Out Of A Coma



15 May

NeuroNews Serenading The Brain Out Of A Coma

Alexandra Ossola

In 2012, seven-year-old Charlotte Neve had a brain hemorrhage …

The Brain

Our dogs can read our minds: The new neuroscience of animal brains and understanding

Understanding emotion in others is basic to survival, grounded in evolution. Animals have the skill just as we do

In the quest to identify what might be unique to the human mind, one might well ask whether non-human animals have a theory of mind. In fiction, perhaps, they do. Eeyore, the morose …


Surprise: Jumping Spiders Can See More Colors Than You Can

Some species of jumping spiders use filters in their eyes to see colors like red and orange—an unexpected discovery.

The flamboyant colors and flash dance routine of some male jumping spiders are meant to seduce females—which means that these species must be able to see those fire-engine reds and …


Cole Cohen, the woman with a lemon-sized hole in her brain

Cole Cohen grew up never knowing why she couldn't understand time or space. She wasn't able to read an analog clock, judge how fast a car was coming …

The Brain

What happens if you're pregnant and have a brain tumor?

Being a healthy pregnant woman can be difficult enough, so imagine how tough it is for women who are battling medical problems while they're …


Home Habits: 4 Ways to Get More Pep in Your Step All Day

Everybody wants more energy but not everyone realizes that their home could be contributing to their lackluster reserves. A few tweaks to your home …


How to Get Over Getting Tired

Nobody—nobody—sleeps enough. The search for slumber is now a collective obsession, the topic of many yawn-filled conversations, marketing campaigns, …

New Guinea

Wearable technology may improve sleep, endurance and chronic pain

Sixty-three-year-old David Baker made a living driving tractor trailers in the South for 40 years. But when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, the condition meant the days he could still operate the equipment, much less walk without stumbling, were numbered.

Baker went on disability …

Medical Technology

The iCubs are coming! How robots could teach our kids and do our dirty work

A bedside table on wheels is practising three-point turns around the room, rising up and down and cheekily cocking its head as it glides, while a furry white creature emits plaintive mews from the room next door, flapping its flippers for attention. Nearby, hundreds of wiry insects buzz about on a …


Daydreaming Improves your Mental Capacity

Daydreaming is mostly associated with idleness but what appears to be a wandering mind is actually an improving one. Researchers at the Bar-Ilan …

The Brain

Make Some Art. Your Brain Will Thank You.

We’re teaming up with our friends at Sambazon for 100 days of little ways to change our world. Follow along for the next 100 days of action (and

The Brain

Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The so-called “love hormone” oxytocin affects human behavior in much the same way as alcohol does, British …

The Brain

Starting Your Day With Orange Juice May Be Really Good For You, According To Science

For better brain function, consider starting your day with a nice big glass of orange juice, a new study says. Researchers from the University of Reading say that by drinking just over two glasses of orange juice every day, you'll show slight improvements in brain function in around two months.

The …

The Brain

How to become a master of your time

When you’re managing your time well, important work gets done ahead of schedule, your teammates feel like they can rely on you, and you can feel good …

Time Management

The only technique to learn something new

I had a friend who wanted to get better at painting. But she thought she had to be in Paris, with all the conditions right. She never made it to Paris. Now she sits in a cubicle under fluorescent lights, filling out paperwork all day.

Someone stole $90 million from a company I was involved in. I'm a …

Bill Gates

Science Says This Is the Perfect Antidote to the Afternoon Slump


Not only is this snack research approved, it's also really, really tasty.

It's universally acknowledged that, for the vast majority of us, afternoon just isn't the most productive time of the day. But while everyone agrees on the existence of the after-lunch slump, prescriptions on how …

The Brain