What will become of children growing up during the pandemic? There’s reason for concern, but the research on resilience is reassuring. A developmental psychologist explains what adults can do to protect youngsters from long-term harm.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~11 min
Increasing evidence suggests that chronic inflammation takes a toll on the brain over the course of a lifetime
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~15 min
Twenty years of research have established the connection between adverse childhood experiences and long-term health. Now researchers are looking for ways to measure the biology behind the correlation and try to reverse it.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~14 min
PODCAST: Just in the past half-century, our understanding of how exactly our brains remember has taken huge leaps. Amazingly, this is just the beginning.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~21 min
Empathy is a skill that can be learned and enhanced. But it has its limits, and can even promote conflict. Here’s what some experts say about how it works.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~13 min
The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered labs and sidelined scientists all over the world. Here’s a look at how some of them have coped.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~21 min
OPINION: Because of the pandemic, I couldn’t visit him in his nursing home, and because of his dementia he couldn’t understand why. Mismanagement of this crisis has failed the elderly and caused incalculable hurt.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
Once thought to merely coordinate movement, this region of the brain is proving to exert greater influence on cognition, emotion and other functions
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~15 min
Researchers and companies are harnessing computers to identify the emotions behind our written words. While sentiment analysis is far from perfect, it manages to distill meaning from huge amounts of data — and could one day even monitor mental health.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~16 min
After centuries of misunderstanding, research has finally tied the speech disorder to certain genes and brain alterations — and new treatments may be on the horizon
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~17 min