Havana syndrome has spread to government officials around the world and stumped doctors for years. Despite news of mysterious attacks, evidence suggests mass psychogenic illness may be the true cause.
Reduced brain volume in people who have experienced COVID-19 resembles brain changes typically seen in older adults. The implications of these findings are not yet clear.
Listening-as-reading is a growing segment of the publishing market. Audiobooks revive ancient ways of storytelling and might get more people excited about books.
Researchers are piecing together clues to better understand the puzzling array of symptoms in those who never seem to fully recover from COVID-19.
Mounting research shows that going for a swim can preserve memories, reduce mood disorders and increase mental acuity in all age groups.
When you lose focus or your mind goes blank, sections of your brain may be having a quick snooze.
New research demonstrates that it is more difficult to learn something new if the information had been rewarded in the past. In fact, the higher the reward, the worse the future learning.
It’s a sensation of light that isn’t caused by real light. And don’t worry, it’s totally normal.
Though Oliver Sacks wrote two memoirs before his death in 2015, a new film brings his joys, hardships and excesses into affectionate focus.
This Ig Nobel-winning research is shedding light on how ultrasound waves could be used to non-invasively control nerve impulses (and therefore ‘thoughts’) in our brains.
Margot Gage Witvliet went from being healthy and active to fearing she was dying almost overnight. An epidemiologist, she dug into the research to understand what’s happening to long-haulers like her.
A new tool for seeing hotspots in the brain could help doctors detect neurological disorders.
The scientific understanding of our internal experiences is changing and it now seems likely that ‘Christmas cheer’ may be an emotion in itself.
It’s been 25 years since autism was redefined and the surge in diagnoses and research began. But while we’ve come along way in our understanding of the spectrum, advances in drug therapies has lagged.
Finding out more about how the brain works could help programmers translate thinking from the wet and squishy world of biology into all-new forms of machine learning in the digital world.
Consciousness has long been debated, particularly in the decades since devices have been used to keep people alive after brain injury. A new study suggests that some people can “wake up” after injury.
Some previous research suggests people living in rural areas may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But these results tell a different story.
Our everyday lives are full of decision dilemmas. To understand why we make particular choices, scientists investigate how our brain deals with uncertainty.
Young women are disproportionately affected by multiple sclerosis, a disease where the body attacks the brain, scrambling communication to the rest of the body. Here’s what we know about the causes.
What is it that makes us feel drunk when we drink? And why do we keep drinking if it can make us feel so terrible?