The separation of conjoined twins is fraught with stomach-churning biomedical and ethical challenges.
Creativity and achievement require balancing hard work with the restful power of calm.
One tiny change might have made a huge difference.
We also don't know how Tylenol works. But it does work.
For many people, a challenge to their worldview feels like an attack on their personal identity.
When we feel sick, it's not just the pathogen to blame. Our brain cranks up the temperature, and the neurons responsible finally have been found.
But don't buy your own brain zapping machine, yet.
Alzheimer’s disease is frightening, but the right combination of lifestyle choices can reduce your risk.
A clever neuroscience experiment shows that the "other-race effect" is likely due to a lack of experience and perceptual expertise rather than racism.
You open an app and start scrolling, then suddenly it's an hour later. Sound familiar?
Uploading your mind is not a pathway to immortality. Instead, it will create a possibly hostile digital doppelgänger.
Your subjective experience might not end the moment your heart stops, research on near-death experiences suggests.
When you imitate the speech of others, there’s a thin line between whether it’s a social asset or faux pas.
Turning off a gene called “Myc” has a surprising effect in male fruit flies: They start courting other males.
It might be good for your memory.
Music and sounds only seem to reduce pain in mice when played at a specific volume.
the human brain remains highly responsive to sound during sleep, but it does not receive feedback from higher order areas — sort of like an orchestra with “the conductor missing.”
The serotonin theory of depression started to be widely promoted in the 1990s, coinciding with a push to prescribe more SSRIs.
The modern attention economy hijacks our ability to focus, but an ancient technique offers a means to get it back.