A new study from the University of Chicago shows that monkey brains can control and adapt to robotic limbs.
‘IQ tests just measure how good you are at doing IQ tests.’ This is the argument that is almost always made when intelligence-testing is mentioned. It’s often promoted by people who are, otherwise, highly...
First, let me tell you how smart I am. So smart. My fifth-grade teacher said I was gifted in mathematics and, looking back, I have to admit that she was right. I’ve properly grasped the character of metaphysics as...
Marijuana use may help clinicians better identify those vulnerable to bipolar disorder and help them to develop better intervention methods.
Your brain's heightened sensitivity can make you perceptive and creative. But it's a double-edged sword, researchers find.
Neuroscientists discover networks of neurons that stretch or compress their activity to control timing Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Timing is critical for playing a musical instrument, swinging a baseball...
This discovery may also help us develop novel drugs for Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and ADHD.
A team of researchers reverses the arrow of time in quantum experiments.
The case of a 7-year-old Australian boy who was supposed to lose sight at two weeks old but can still see has stunned scientists.
For older adults, playing video games isn't just a way for older adults to keep in touch with the younger generation — it might be also be a way to stay in touch with memory itself.
Scientists identify for the first time two specific genes that may foster a predisposition for being gay in men.
Limiting smartphone exposure in teens is probably a good idea. It’s also easier said than done.
Researchers create a new form of matter, first theorized 50 years ago.
A silent gif is sweeping the web because many people think they can hear it.
Emotions are the language of the unconscious, and in day-to-day life, they prevent us from sinking beneath an overwhelming flood of information.
The Brazilian government has been trying to answer this very question in its ever-growing prison population, which has doubled since the year 2000.
When a 'Rick and Morty' fan recently tweeted at Dan Harmon asking how to deal with depression, it didn’t take him long to reply.
In 1944, the economist, physicist, mathematician and computer scientist John von Neumann published a book that became a sensation, at least among mathematicians – Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. Written...
Research points to many social-cognitive, emotional, behavioral and biological benefits that marriage seems to bestow on its participants.
Some people like going to bed early in the evening and waking up at the crack of dawn. Others are most alive after the Sun has set, preferring the darkness of night to the brightness of morning. Research into...