How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking
News reports are focusing on the Germanwings pilot's possible depression, following a familiar script in the wake of mass killings. But the evidence shows violence is extremely rare among the mentally ill.
A new study reports that the virus can infiltrate the central nervous system within months of infection.
Most of the time, we do better on tasks when we're most awake. But some problems require a mind that's just a bit tired—or otherwise impaired.
As the Ebola epidemic subsides, global leaders look to the next outbreak.
A growing number of people are turning to online counseling, possibly at the expense of their privacy or the quality of the mental-health care they receive.
An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.
A new study adds more support to the idea that the right font can help sway health behavior.
People with normal brains feel the hours pass more slowly than they really do, but new research illuminates the ways this can be manipulated.
"Being a good doctor requires an understanding of people, not just science."
Many with Alzheimer's are at their most active after dark. A New York care facility has launched an after-hours camp-style program to entertain them until the morning—and help their caregivers get some sleep.
Scientists still don't know what causes the mysterious Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, in which people, usually children, suddenly see things change size.
A new study adds weight to the idea that heightening drivers' sense of risk may actually cut down on traffic collisions.
"How could I have believed that if I tried hard enough, I could remember everything?"
Before giving peanuts to an allergic child, a note on jumping guns
The term "obsessive-compulsive" has become a jokey shorthand, to the detriment of people who actually suffer.
Years of state rankings have begun to paint a picture of an idyllic healthiest place to live.
Researchers believe new immersive technology could lead to isolation, but maybe when social needs are met online, people won't need in-person interaction as much.
A new study lends support to the idea that bullying and depression decrease over time.
Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.