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Neuroscience Research

The Next Frontier in the Business of Science: Improving Mental Health

Olivier Dumon | Posted 09.09.2013 | Science
Olivier Dumon

If a cure, and ultimately a prevention, for such disorders as schizophrenia, autism or Alzheimer's can be developed in our lifetime, it will save trillions of dollars in medical and patient-care costs and a lifetime of family heartaches.

WATCH: Learning To Read Someone Else's Mind

Rebecca Saxe | Posted 07.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Rebecca Saxe

2013-05-16-saxepullCooperating in large groups is a signature accomplishment of the human brain: among similar species, we are remarkably good at working together and negotiating our differences.

Big Brain Projects Highlight Drug Research Gaps

Reuters | Ben Hirschler and Kate Kelland | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Ben Hirschler and Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are placing big new bets on the future o...

Can Science Figure Out Consciousness?

Allen Frances | Posted 04.20.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

President Obama will soon declare a second "decade of the brain." The project is a good idea, but don't hold your breath that it will lead to any quick clinical breakthroughs or deep insights into human consciousness.

How Your Body Controls Your Mind

Ben Thomas | Posted 11.25.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

Throughout every day and night, an area of your brain known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) "listens in" on your body's chemical state and responds by actively tinkering with the sensitivity of other neural pathways. This overturns a long-held belief about the brain.

The Brain Supremacy

Kathleen Taylor | Posted 11.24.2012 | Science
Kathleen Taylor

Neuroscience has grown from a subdiscipline of biology to a field in its own right, with its own proliferating subdisciplines. In coming decades, it will rival and then surpass the influence of the older physical sciences. This is the era of the brain supremacy.

The Danger Of Making Conclusions From Single Patients

| Posted 03.30.2012 | Healthy Living

By Gary Stix (Click here for the original article) Our current understanding of how the brain works often borrows from observations of the anomalo...

A Peek Inside The Brain: What Do Neuroscientists Think About?

Bill Donius | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Donius

It was an honor to interact with scientists who are going in directions where no one has gone before in neuroscientific research. It's good to know we have people on the planet excited about the questions no one has yet to answer.