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.
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.
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.
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.
On revealing that he has terminal cancer, the famed neurologist and author has displayed an admirably positive, and even courageous, attitude.
Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin summarizes the latest research into the neurological effects of so-called multitasking in a world where email, Facebook and instant messaging demand our attention more or less constantly.
Three neuroscientists have won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of the brain's internal GPS system -- knowledge of which has eluded experts for centuries.
This just in: Men's and women's brains are different. Like, structurally different.
There are 2 million people surveilling Internet usage in China, half a million more than are safeguarding the country in its army; memory's fallibility is a good thing, according to some neuroscientists; meanwhile, the Fukushima disaster is enough evidence that all nuclear plants should be shut down. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The same administration that brought you the "Disposition Matrix" -- a blueprint for tracking, capturing or killing alleged terrorism suspects -- is investing in a decade-long effort to build a comprehensive map of the human brain.