Alexis Camins / TruthdigDec 14, 2018
"The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog" is a powerful testament to how the brain can heal, through loving relationships, from even the most extreme cases of trauma. Dig deeper ( 9 Min. Read )
By Nika Knight / Common DreamsSep 7, 2016
“Abundant” quantities of magnetite and other nanoparticles deemed toxic were found in the brains of people from Mexico City and Manchester, U.K. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 16, 2016
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. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigFeb 27, 2016
The health professions make a grave mistake when they treat mental illnesses as “discrete brain conditions that are largely genetically determined and barely influenced by the slings and arrows of misfortune,” writes clinical psychologist and researcher Richard Bentall. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJan 20, 2016
Mice given high doses of the recreational drug exhibited a destructive version of a condition known as autophagy, in which brain cells digest and excrete essential parts, rather than just waste. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 29, 2015
Violent Jewish extremism in Israel, like Islamic State, needs to be confronted and destroyed; corporate crimes abounded in 2015; meanwhile, a neuroscientist has come up with theories about why daily rhythms change as one ages. These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 19, 2015
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. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJun 7, 2015
The stressful conditions of poverty—“overcrowding, noise, substandard housing, separation from parent(s), exposure to violence, family turmoil”—can permanently diminish the ability to think clearly and calmly. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
By Annie Murphy PaulMay 22, 2015
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. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
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