A hurricane, a car accident, a roadside bomb, a rape — extreme stress is more common than you might think, with an estimated 50 to 60 percent of Americans experiencing it...

Coffee fiends like me love to use scientific research to justify our habit. So, here goes. A new study finds that people who consume caffeine shortly after learning something show impressive...

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The Brain Bot was born out of Steve Finkbeiner’s frustration. In the 1990s, as a postdoctoral fellow trying to understand why brain cells die in Huntington’s Disease, Finkbeiner spent hour after hour, day...

Something went wrong in the teacher’s head one morning while she was taking attendance of her kindergarten class. She didn’t recognize any of the names on the page in front of...

In the spring of 1968, experimental psychologist Donald Lewis and his colleagues published a study about memory that was well before its time. The researchers first trained rats to fear a particular sound....

A new stem-cell model of Phelan-McDermid syndrome points to a possible treatment for the rare autism-related disorder, according to a study published 16 October in Nature. Phelan-McDermid syndrome is characterized by intellectual...

Two weeks ago I wrote about some tantalizing research coming out of the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego. Brian Dias, a postdoctoral fellow in Kerry Ressler’s lab at Emory University, had reported...

Individuals with autism may carry genetic variants in a pathway important for brain development, according to a study published in September inTranslational Psychiatry. The Wnt signaling pathway is crucial for transmitting...