Some viruses can hide out in the body and reemerge at later times. Which viruses do this, and can the new coronavirus do this too?
Medical treatments involving neurostimulation are resurfacing and appear to be more effective than drugs in treating depression.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, is a crippling, progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure. Now it seems that a diabetes drug may help some cases.
A bioengineer explains how a clearer picture of brain structure and function may fine-tune the ways brain surgery attempts to correct structure and medication tries to correct function.
False beliefs about the brain, called neuromyths, are ubiquitous in education. Is there any hope of debunking them?
Air traffic controllers have to process and manage large amounts of information to get airplanes to their destinations. The brain manages the incessant traffic of neurons in a similar fashion.
Minocycline, a type of antibiotic, has had promising results in treating depression in both animals and humans.
Brains recognize a smell based on which cells fire, in what order – the same way you recognize a song based on its pattern of notes. How much can you change the 'tune' and still know the smell?
The virus seems to have a range of effects on the brain, even in patients with only mild lung illness.
As if the symptoms of COVID-19 were not disturbing enough, physicians have noted a rare neurological condition that emerges during some severe cases of this viral infection.
Some blind people seem to be able to see without being conscious of it.
With the county facing a crisis in emotional health, we may need two vaccines: one for COVID-19 and another for toxic stress. Here's a technique for dealing with all that stress.
Students say they have a hard time studying and cognitive science proves they're not trying to dodge work: there's a link between negative emotions and difficulties in concentrating.
Between 10-15% of all cells within the brain are microglia.
Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.
Have you ever felt a piercing pain in your head when you eat something cold?
Faced with uncertain and anxious times, brains send out instructions to start stockpiling supplies – whether you're a person facing a pandemic, or a rodent prepping for a long winter.
It takes time for information from our eyes to reach our brains and become part of our conscious experience. So our brains use predictions to make up the delay.
It can feel like everyone is stewing in anxiety about COVID-19 and seeing other people freak out can make you freak out more. A psychiatrist explains this phenomenon, and how to keep it in check.
The captain of a ship, or a soul, doesn't sail while ignoring the wind – sometimes they go with it, sometimes against it, but they always account for it.