In December, a highly publicized study declared that distinctive wiring in the brain explains different skill sets in men and women. After scanning hundreds of participants’ brains, the researchers reported that...

If you haven’t seen marijuana in the news lately then you haven’t been paying attention. This week lawmakers in Maryland, Maine,Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington, Kentucky, and Georgia are all talking about weed. Some doctors are using the drug to...

I first learned how our eyes work in a college neuroscience class in the fall of 2002. My textbook showed colorful cartoons of the retina, lined with two types of cells...

When Brian Dias became a father last October, he was, like any new parent, mindful of the enormous responsibility that lay before him. From that moment on, every choice he made...

I was reminded of the “memory wars” of the 1990s yesterday when listening to an episode of Marc Maron’s popular WTF podcast. The guest, comedian Tom Arnold, told Maron about his traumatic...

One day in the summer of 1977, sitting at a piano in a practice room of the Manhattan School of Music, neurologist John C.M. Brust carried out a highly unusual neurological examination....

Most of my dreams are boring. I’m typically talking to someone I know, either on the phone or in person, in a familiar place. The conversations tend to include ideas that...

As a reporter I spend a lot of time analyzing voices, and I’m often amazed by how much a voice can convey that written words cannot. Sure, you can write down...