The cycle of poverty can be hard to break, will early childhood interventions based on new neuroscience be the silver bullet we need?
The medicinal properties of ayahuasca come from two plants: Banisteriopsis caapi, a psychedelic brew that Amazonian indigenous populations have long used for spiritual purposes, and Psychotria viridis. The first...
"Daydreaming can evolve into an extreme and maladaptive behaviour, up to the point where it turns into a clinically significant condition," scientists say.
Multitasking has been shown to diminish our ability to learn, stress us out, and kill our productivity. Here are some techniques to limit multitasking and help us regain our lost time.
A new study shows that photographing something doesn't help you remember it. Looks like the ol' "Take a picture, it'll last longer" insult doesn't actually hold any water.
What is the best way to help people who have dementia? Here's a careful examination of the positive role of distorted memories in the preservation of self-defining beliefs and identity.
Our brains are famously flexible, or “plastic,” because neurons can do new things by forging new or stronger connections with other neurons. But how, exactly, does it do that?
Bernardo Kastrup proposes a new ontology he calls “idealism” built on panpsychism, the idea that everything in the universe contains consciousness. He solves problems with this philosophy by adding a new...
Going for a run does a brain and body good.
A new paper suggests past research on MDMA often overestimated the dangers of the drug because the studies examined heavy users, not average ones.
In the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases, a new one has appeared: Gaming Disorder.
A new study on more than 32,000 nurses explores how chronotype may influence women's chances of developing depression.
Aurora 21 will help the US keep pace among the other nations who own the fastest supercomputers. Scientists plan on using it to map the connectome of the human brain.
Scientists figure out why so many people believe in conspiracy theories.
Pizza? Doughnuts? They satisfy the brain's reward center like nothing else.
Neuroscientists are now beginning to unravel the neurobiological processes that take place inside the brain, during a spiritual awakening.
New research in psychedelics is showing them to be a powerful antidote to depression. We need to implement them into therapy.
A review of 33 trials confirms that loading your body does your brain good.
A study of 15,582 elderly Hong Kong community residents suggests a link between robust intellectual activity and avoiding the onset of dementia.
The first step is recognizing that physical, mental, and emotional health are interconnected.