Even for people with less education, mental activity in mid and late life gave them at least three years of protection against cognitive impairment.
It's important not to think of the disease that way.
Some people find it easier to be their "true selves" online, but posting too much on Facebook doesn't get users the attention they seek.
Counting calories is misguided. The focus belongs on real food.
Brain scans do not speak for themselves. The seemingly objective science of neuroimaging can be used to justify a moral argument for or against legal marijuana—to show it as a legitimate medicine, or as a danger to your health.
Learning how to bond with my daughter, who found comfort in the familiarity of being alone, has come through understanding reactive attachment disorder.
The field of neurotheology uses science to try to understand religion, and vice versa.
It is a big leap from thinking that homosexuality is a deep part of one's sense of self to asserting that particular sexual formations and desires are biologically predetermined.
The mass murderer displayed malignant narcissism, envy, and entitlement that are not typical with his reported autism spectrum diagnosis. Misunderstanding mental illness introduces potential for misplaced fear.
How and why people turn to medical issues to elicit electronic laughs
Though the emerging possibility of deleting traumatic memories could provide some people relief, the question remains whether it would fundamentally change who they are.
If a fraught relationship might be significantly shortening your life, are you better off alone?
People who come of age during a recession are less likely to be narcissists later in life. The humbling experience of struggling through a down economy as a young adult seems to leave its mark.
For people who are pathologically innocent, as is often the case in Williams Syndrome, how do you hold down a job?
Preeminent scientists are warning about serious threats to human life in the not-distant future, including climate change and superintelligent computers. Most people don't care.
How one author breaks the cycles of self-loathing
Researchers are aiming for a clinical trial in humans next.
Frequent and occasional bullying were both associated with a higher risk for depression, psychological distress, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety disorders in middle age.
As the NBA and NHL playoffs start, a Harvard sleep specialist advises rest, not more practice, for championship teams.
Neurochemical research has shown that the hormone released when people are in love is released in animals in the same intimate circumstances.