Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind.
The psychology of rituals in overcoming loss, restoring broken order
The intensely challenging job of law enforcement is linked to many health issues. I met a former officer who tried to protect my high school friend and learned the effect her death had on him.
Caffeine has become the performance-enhancing drug of choice in competitive sports. Using it in precise ways, and not excessively, seems most effective.
America's Brain Health Index ranks the states on diet, social well-being, and physical and mental health—four factors that contribute to overall brain health.
A new app promises to help you read novels in minutes. Here's why it might not work.
Fully inhabiting the mind, mannerisms, and reality of a fictional character can be as alienating as it is rewarding.
Intense stories of family with autism spectrum disorder, as submitted by Atlantic readers
I spent a weekend without talking, being someone else at a convent
The messy relationship between how we feel and what we eat
South Koreans were enraged when their countrywoman lost to a Russian competitor at the Sochi Olympics. That reaction may or may not have been right, but it was perfectly healthy.
Participants were significantly better at recalling things they saw and touched than audio recordings they heard.
Receiving an award makes you feel proud, but a new study suggests some winners may suppress their natural joy so they seem like good sports.
Writer and advocate Janet Mock on the importance of showing transgender lives in the daylight, and avoiding a focus on the "before and after"
The justices banned execution of mentally disabled people in 2002. Now they are poised to tell death penalty states that they really meant it.
Shortly after we moved in together, my boyfriend's experiences in Afghanistan began affecting me in strange and terrifying ways.
Today the Obama administration proposed the first change to U.S. food Nutrition Fact labels in almost a decade. A closer look at the numbers and the importance of subtle changes.
What possible reward could come from tweeting thousands of times at a celebrity?
A new report says there have been no significant changes in prevalence of obesity in the last decade.
Three minutes of the game reduced cravings by 24 percent in a recent study.