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2 brain tests could lead to better autism treatments

Christopher Bergland | 
For the first time, new research from the University of Missouri provides evidence that there may be a correlation between ...
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Teens with autism show ‘similar brain activity’ to neurotypical teens after behavioral therapy

Katherine Stavropoulos | 
There is a large amount of evidence that behavioral interventions can change behavior in autism. Most interventions focus on social ...
Viewpoint: Placebo effect 'growing more powerful', and here's why

Viewpoint: Placebo effect ‘growing more powerful’, and here’s why

Jeremy Safran | 
Over the last several years evidence has been accumulating that placebo effects are becoming more powerful. Clinical trials on a range of ...
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Keep hitting the gym: Exercise can help stave off brain deterioration

Christopher Bergland | 
In recent years, there has been a groundswell of science-based evidence linking the triad of (1) brain health, (2) cognitive function, and (3) ...
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Our brain is in constant motion—but what makes it tick?

Grant Brenner | 
What makes the brain tick? What keeps the constant stream of energy welling up within ourselves when we are alert ...
Is life a ‘cosmic accident’ or do humans have a higher purpose?

Is life a ‘cosmic accident’ or do humans have a higher purpose?

Michael Price | 
Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose? Conventional scientific wisdom gives the answer as a definitive no. … According to [physicist Lawrence ...
Is human sexuality determined by testosterone's effect on the brain?

Is human sexuality determined by testosterone’s effect on the brain?

Joe Herbert | 
[Early experiments have shown] that the Y chromosome is essential for the formation of a testis, and it is the ...
Plants may experience consciousness — but in a different way than humans

Plants may experience consciousness — but in a different way than humans

Robert Lanza | 
Like us, plants possess receptors, microtubules and sophisticated intercellular systems that likely facilitate a degree of spatio-temporal consciousness. Instead of ...

Amygdala not actually brain’s ‘fear center’

Joseph LeDoux | 
I’ve been studying the amygdala for more than 30 years. When I started this work, research on this brain region was ...