No one should be plugged in 24/7, says Arianna Huffington. A commitment to mindfulness as life strategy requires an easing away from our devices, especially before bedtime.
Is there a way to bring out the genius within all of us? New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer asks neuroscientist Joy Hirsch about the nature of neuro-identity.
Neuroscientist Joy Hirsch chats with The New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer about searching within the brain for where "genius" resides.
The pace of our cities has increased and with it our tolerance for slowpokes has declined over the past few decades.
Within ten years, the United States could loose its status as the world's scientific superpower, according to the National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins.
Many people, including a majority of school teachers, harbor important false beliefs about the brain. Are you one of them?
Big Think hosted a panel discussion highlighting cutting-edge autism research as part of our Breakthroughs series, made possible by Pfizer.
This conversation features back-and-forth exchanges between top luminaries in the field, including
New drugs for patients may be on the horizon, but "early, intense" behavioral treatment remains "the very best intervention for autism."
Four out of five autism sufferers are male. Is something in men’s genes—or brain structure—causing the gap?
Autism isn’t on the rise: it’s just getting defined better, and diagnosed more.
Autism sufferers unquestionably have feelings. It’s processing those feelings—and reading them in others—that they struggle with.
Many kids are vaccinated at age two, the same age at which autism is often first noticed. But the “evidence” that one causes the other doesn't wash.
There is not a single gene that triggers autism, but more likely dozens of genes that enhance the risk of autism.
Big Think presents a conversation between top experts highlighting cutting-edge autism research.
The symptoms of autism are better understood than its causes; psychiatrists classify the disorder as having two major components: impaired social cognition and a tendency toward narrow interests and repetitive...