A new generation of research looks at psilocybin, LSD and other mind-altering drugs. Both the challenges and the therapeutic promise are enormous.
More research into coordination disorders shows why some children are more prone to trip, fumble and spill the milk.
Near-death experiences have been the domain of pseudoscience. But clinicians ignore them at their peril.
How does the brain remember? As memory disorders become more common, the research race is on to determine how the process works, what can go wrong and how worn memories can be made whole again.
Why do some people react poorly, even catastrophically, in emergency situations?
A barrage of well-timed noises may, surprisingly, make for a more restful night’s sleep.
Regular exercise has long been associated with better brain function, but researchers are only now piecing together how and why that happens.
By studying the mysteries of anesthesia and how it affects the brain, Patrick Purdon may have found a new way to predict Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.
The most damaging forms of multiple sclerosis get new treatments, including one that is already widely available.
Next-generation MRI machines can look far inside the brain, and map in minute detail where things go wrong.