Physicist Alan Lightman ponders this and other questions in his new book, "Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine."
Having trouble catching zzz's? It could have something to do with your sense of purpose, or lack thereof.
“Abundant” quantities of magnetite and other nanoparticles deemed toxic were found in the brains of people from Mexico City and Manchester, U.K.
Brain scans by scientists at Cambridge University have highlighted “striking” structural differences between the brains of young men diagnosed with anti-social behavioral problems and those of their better-behaved peers.
Hollywood might have granted him fame, but the renowned psychiatrist's valuable work deserved to be amplified, however the means.
Scientists at Ohio State University claim to have taken the unprecedented step of growing an almost fully formed human brain in a lab, an achievement that could transform the medical community's understanding of neurological disease.
Since the 1985 publication of “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," neurologist Oliver Sacks has been enlightening readers with sharply observed, generously humane medical case studies. In his latest book, "On the Move: A Life," Sacks presents an extended study of the patient he knows best: himself.
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