Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder

MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.

MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.

human behavior
Softer Diets Allowed Early Humans to Pronounce “F,” “V” Sounds
Softer Diets Allowed Early Humans to Pronounce “F,” “V” Sounds
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 14, 2019
Drastic dietary changes during the agricultural revolution altered the configuration of the human bite, paving the way for new sounds in spoken language, a new study finds.
Humans are Making Mammals Return to the Night Life
Humans are Making Mammals Return to the Night Life
Ashley Yeager | Jun 14, 2018
While shifts in behavior could help wildlife and people coexist, they might also affect the animals’ survival.
NIH’s New Rules Governing Human Research Go Into Effect
NIH’s New Rules Governing Human Research Go Into Effect
Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
More than 3,500 scientists had signed an open letter to NIH Director Francis Collins opposing the rules change.
Mothers Are Hard-Wired to Respond Similarly to Infant Cries Across Cultures
Mothers Are Hard-Wired to Respond Similarly to Infant Cries Across Cultures
Shawna Williams | Jan 1, 2018
Researchers find consistent behaviors and brain activity in an international study.
How Moral Disgust Can Simultaneously Protect and Endanger Humanity
How Moral Disgust Can Simultaneously Protect and Endanger Humanity
Robert Sapolsky | Jun 1, 2017
The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.
Contributors
Contributors
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Book Excerpt from <em>Behave</em>
Book Excerpt from Behave
Robert Sapolsky | May 31, 2017
In the book’s introduction, author and neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky explains his fascination with the biology of violence and other dark parts of human behavior.
Streakers, Poopers, and Performers: The Wilder Side of Wildlife Cameras
Streakers, Poopers, and Performers: The Wilder Side of Wildlife Cameras
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2017
Human visitors to camera traps display, well, human behavior.
Understanding the Roots of Human Musicality
Understanding the Roots of Human Musicality
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Researchers are using multiple methods to study the origins of humans’ capacity to process and produce music, and there’s no shortage of debate about the results.