Signals from the environment, such as those detected by your sense organs, have no inherent psychological meaning. Your brain creates the meaning.
Understanding these links could bring us closer to a cure.
An experiment in rats suggests that gene editing may be a treatment for anxiety and alcoholism in adults who were exposed to binge-drinking in their adolescence.
Hoarders know their habits are abnormal, and yet they cannot help themselves. Maybe you can help them.
Are psychopaths cold-blooded murderers? Not usually.
Disulfiram is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of chronic alcoholism. It might also serve as anti-anxiety medication.
A small percentage of people who consume psychedelics experience strange lingering effects, sometimes years after they took the drug.
Can electrical stimulation meaningfully substitute for natural touch during a complex task in the real world? We think so.
Bruce Willis has announced he is stepping away from acting.
Studies show that feelings of ease and comfort in a given situation are tied to feelings of authenticity.
An emerging field studies parasites that take over the nervous system of a host.
Older adults who napped at least once or for more than an hour a day had a 40% higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s than those who napped less.
Building peace with psychedelics: Here’s what happened when Palestinians and Israelis took ayahuasca together
The results of a 2021 study suggest that the world's most powerful psychedelic may be an underutilized peace-building tool.
Stress-busting soundtrack or placebo effect?
AI maps psychedelic “trip” experiences to regions of the brain – opening new route to psychiatric treatments
The study shows that it’s possible to map the wildly subjective psychedelic experiences to specific brain regions.
Revolutionary techniques for understanding brain functions in animals could soon help us understand how emotions guide our lives.
More than 200 years ago, scientists tried to figure out how bats navigate in the dark (or without eyes). This set in motion a series of events that led to the development of ultrasound as a form of psychotherapy.
Helplessness isn't learned — it's an instinctual response that can be overcome.
About six minutes after the heart stops, the brain essentially dies.
Head direction cells act like internal compasses to help the birds navigate during long flights.
Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?
Discussions of human evolution are usually backward looking, as if the greatest triumphs and challenges were in the distant past.