Recent studies have shown that concussions are correlated with depression, but more work needs to be done to probe for causation.
The world is a beautiful mess of visual information. Yale Professor Steven Zucker and his research group recently announced findings that unite mathematics, neurobiology, and psychology to make sense of how the brain makes sense of it all.
How do the mind and body interact? Yale alumnus Dr. David Spiegel (YC ’67) draws upon his experiences in both philosophy and psychology to answer this question.
While most research on reading disabilities has focused on its disadvantages, Dr. Ken Pugh of Haskins Laboratories recently published a trend-breaking study. He shows that dyslexic children have a slight advantage in visuospatial processing.
Tim Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, plans to uses neuroactive molecules from natural products to probe the mysterious mechanisms of memory and cognition in the brain.
“Love at first sight” – it lies at the core of classic fairy tales, but recent research into animal mating habits shows that this phenomenon is likely just a fantasy. Scientists at the University of Tokyo have published research that
Professor Marc Hammarlund and Alexandra Byrne of the Yale School of Medicine have discovered that neurons may be regulated separately from age, suggesting that the deterioration of our neurons as we get older may not be inevitable.
Musician-turned-scientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between human psychology and music in This Is Your Brain on Music.
About one-fifth of patients who recover from cardiac arrest report having near-death experiences. Recently, researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a possible scientific explanation for these experiences which could debunk theories involving the supernatural.