by Kayt Sukel
Researchers describe links between the presence of a caregiver, the absence of severe prenatal stress, and changes in brain structure and function in childhood and adolescence.by Kayt Sukel
A recent survey suggests that neuromyths are more pervasive
in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against
academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths,
explaining their scientific origins and realities. One of our series of briefing papers. By Jim Schnabel
While most cases of dementia may be unavoidable, a great many may be prevented or delayed via simple changes in diet and other habits. In principle, the earlier in life a person starts making these changes, the better the preventive effect would be.by Jim Schnabel
The researchers expect that such investigations ultimately could offer insights into related neuroscientific issues such as the neural origins of hallucinated voices in schizophrenia and the delusional sense of being controlled by someone else.by Brenda Patoine
by Craig Stark, PhD
Dana grantee Beth Stevens, Ph.D., discusses the unexpected roles immune cells play in normal brain
development and disease. One
of our series of Scientist Q&As.
by Guy McKhann, MD
Our constant exposure to over-inflated claims of what technologies like neuroimaging can do are leading to a form of collective false memory in the form of an unreasonable expectation of what the technology can prove. One of our series of Reports on Progress.
The public is often sold the idea that brain games will increase intelligence and delay or reverse the negative cognitive effects of again. Some critics say they are worthless. What's the truth? From our free print publication, Brain in the News.