products, evolution, neuroscience
Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?
Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Preliminary research suggests that the brains of schizophrenia patients may regain tissue mass as the illness wears on.
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
Robert Lavine | Aug 1, 2016
Can oxytocin help increase eye contact in patients with autism, thus opening up a whole new world of social interaction?
Opinion: Our Inner Caveman
Opinion: Our Inner Caveman
João Pedro de Magalhães | Aug 1, 2016
The modern human brain evolved in social and environmental settings very unlike today’s. Despite our cultural and technological progress, tribal instincts remain.
Opinion: Monogamy and Cooperation Are Connected Through Multiple Links
Opinion: Monogamy and Cooperation Are Connected Through Multiple Links
David F. Westneat, Jacqueline R. Dillard | Aug 1, 2016
Why does cooperation evolve most often in monogamous animals?
On Becoming Human
On Becoming Human
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2016
Some thoughts on going to the Galápagos
Humans Never Stopped Evolving
Humans Never Stopped Evolving
John Hawks | Aug 1, 2016
The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
Megan Scudellari | Aug 1, 2016
As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.
Decoding Human Accelerated Regions
Decoding Human Accelerated Regions
Katherine S. Pollard | Aug 1, 2016
Do the portions of our genomes that set us apart from other animals hold the secret to human evolution?
Nailing Down HAR Function
Nailing Down HAR Function
Katherine S. Pollard | Jul 31, 2016
A remaining challenge in the study of human accelerated regions (HARs) is establishing their specific functions during development and other biological processes.
The Death of Diets
The Death of Diets
The Scientist Staff | Jul 31, 2016
Book author and neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt discusses her own struggle with her weight and the science behind breaking the cycle of gain and loss.