Behavioral psychologists have known for quite some time that people are more likely to harm others when they're part of a group. A new study suggests that "mob mentality'" happens when we stop reflecting on our own personal moral standards.
Despite having the same genetic makeup, identical twins have their own distinctive personalities. Just how their individuality emerges has remained a bit of a mystery. But now, researchers have found that life experiences affect brain development — and this may help us understand how personalities form.
A new method for detecting the levels of amyloid proteins in the brain, a key feature of Alzheimer's Disease, lets researchers figure out if a drug is reducing their prevalence, as one new drug has done. But there's a catch.
Well, perhaps not better per se, but scientists now believe that experiments carried out seventy years ago on squid brains may have given us an entirely false impression about how efficient the human brain actually is.
Neuroscientists think they've identified the part of the brain that causes Tourette's Syndrome, the condition that causes random tics including compulsive obscenity. How long before we can hack that part of the brain?
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a revolutionary new way for sufferers of locked-in syndrome to communicate using only their brainwaves...and, even more shockingly, found a use for Twitter that's actually worthwhile.