Neurobiology

New research is exploring the brain regions linked to gratitude—and it helps explain gratitude's many benefits.
A new study shows it’s common for women to experience involuntary paralysis during sexual assault.
Experts say understanding these nuances will go a long way to providing better treatment options.
To answer these questions, my team and I set out to talk to creators of humanity's future, people working with our emerging
In Part One of this interview with the founder of neuroesthetics, Semir Zeki, he spoke about beauty from a neurological perspective. Here he defends his field after some recent academic and media criticisms.
As a renowned neurobiologist who ventured into the realm of aesthetics and how the brain processes art, Semir Zeki has drawn fire from a number of more conventionally oriented art writers and critics.
When I meet fellow mindfulness teachers I sometimes ask, "What do you think the difference is between mindfulness and Buddhism? If the teacher starts prattling on about brain states and alpha waves and prefrontal cortexs and amygdalas, I will wish him or her the best and quietly excuse myself.
Studies in monkeys have shown that certain neurons in the parietal cortex, located at the back of the brain beneath the crown
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The scientists call it a "brain link," and it is the closest anyone has gotten to a real-life "mind meld": the thoughts of a rat romping around a lab in Brazil were captured by electronic sensors and sent via Internet to the brain of a rat in the United States.
In these experiments, the rats were in Nicolelis's lab at Duke and their brains were connected by long, thin wires. To show
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The creatures not only sing ultrasonic melodies high above sopranos, distinct from their regular squeaks, but they also learn
Neuroscience and cognitive psychology are two of several exciting new fields about the brain and behavior. This book does sound justice to these subjects and to the evolving way that science can (and must) inform and assist everyday human endeavors, including parenting.
Research has shown that mood disorders take a toll on patients' brains as well as on their lives. Postmortem studies and
The quality of the answers one gets is dependent on the quality of the questions one asks. In education policy and practice, we are almost always asking the wrong questions.
An especially intriguing piece of the stress/learning puzzle came in a Newsweek article last year that, among other things
What is the explanation for kids who kill? For the kids who fail to internalize social norms? For the kids who grow into narcissists or psychopaths? Are they just born defective through some blameless anomaly?