Mind & Brain

Why Do Clowns Scare Us So Much?

For many people, the first word that comes to mind when talking about clowns is 'creepy'. 

A New Hope For Alzheimer’s Disease Immunotherapy

For the first time, an antibody was able to target and disrupt the Aβ plaques in the brain.

Gene-Mapping The Human Brain

Allan Jones and his team, from the Allen Institute for Brain Science, underwent an ambitious project to unravel the endless complexities of the human brain.

Psychosis: Understanding The Symptoms

Dealing with psychotic patients takes more than looking at their diagnostic labels. A psychosis occurs when someone loses contact with reality, usually due to hallucinations (feeling compelled...

Do Dragons Dream Of Tasty Crickets?

Sleeping reptiles show brain patterns resembling sleep cycles in mammals and birds. Sleep cycles When we leave the day behind us and nestle ourselves in our...

Seeing With Eyes Shut: How LSD Causes Hallucinations

Brain scans show the human brain under LSD and explain how hallucinations occur.

Ravens Can See Themselves As Someone Else

Study shows that ravens have “Theory of Mind,” something that was thought only humans had.

Momnesia: Does Pregnancy Really Change The Brain?

Pregnancy does cause brain alterations, but scientists still disagree about other factors. Momnesia is a slang term for a mother’s seeming inability to remember something...