May 16, 2013 5:44 pm
For people who aren’t so good at math, a mild form of brain stimulation may improve your proficiency.
March 12, 2013 3:36 pm
Legal and medical experts are questioning the decision of a judge in Colorado to allow James Holmes, the suspected gunman in the Aurora cinema shooting, to be tested with a “truth serum” should he plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
February 15, 2013 11:56 am
Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (DBS) offers benefits earlier in the course of Parkinson’s disease (PD), before the appearance of severe disabling motor complications, according to results of a randomized controlled trial.
February 4, 2013 1:13 pm
Neuroscientists are working toward a common goal: to increase the understanding of brain function in a way that not only opens new avenues of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for illnesses but also provides insights into the self.
November 26, 2012 5:39 pm
Whether you are an apple tree or an antelope, survival depends on using your energy efficiently. In a difficult or dangerous situation, the key question is whether exerting effort — sending out roots in search of nutrients in a drought or running at top speed from a predator — will be worth the energy.
November 8, 2012 6:12 pm
Performance-boosting drugs, powered prostheses and wearable computers are coming to an office near you — but experts warned in a new report Wednesday that too little thought has been given to the implications of a superhuman workplace.
November 2, 2012 6:32 pm
Children who take drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not at increased risk for serious heart problems, according to a new review that confirms previous findings.
November 1, 2012 4:40 pm
A family in Pueblo is remembering the life of a little boy was considered a medical miracle. Nickolas Coke has died. He’s the three year old was born without a brain. Nickolas had anencephaly, meaning he was only born with a brain stem. Most babies with that condition are still born or die shortly after birth. But Nicholas lived a remarkable life.
October 29, 2012 4:55 pm
Tibetan monk and molecular geneticist Matthieu Ricard is the happiest man in the world according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin. The 66-year-old’s brain produces a level of gamma waves – those linked to consciousness, attention, learning and memory – never before reported in neuroscience.
October 25, 2012 4:52 pm
Genetics researchers at the University of Adelaide have solved a 40-year mystery for a family beset by a rare intellectual disability - and they’ve discovered something new about the causes of intellectual disability in the process.