Doctors remove what’s possibly world’s largest brain tumor from Indian man’s skull

It was like the tumor “sat like a head on top of another head,” doctors recalled.  

External temperature also influences our circadian rhythms, study reports

It’s not just low light that makes us sleepy.

Antidepressants do work, largest ever analysis suggests

It’s the biggest antidepressant review, and it has encouraging conclusions.

Are GMOs bad? Science says they’re safe

The scientific consensus says GMOs are safe but public opinion remains polarized.

Scientists discover how ketamine is so good against depression

The team believed that ketamine affected a small part of the brain, called the lateral habenula, also known as the “anti–reward center.”

New objective blood test could diagnose autism in children

The test could be a game changer for identifying autism.

Poor fitness leads to poor brain health, new study finds

Mens sana in corpore sanome

Stress ruins memory, but you can outrun this effect

Stress and memory don’t mix very well.

Arizona woman goes to bed with terrible headache, wakes up with British accent

This is stranger the fiction. The woman in question insists that there’s nothing funny about all of this.

Alcohol makes you aggressive by impairing the polite parts of your brain

Ever heard the idiom “as peaceful as a drunkard”? No? Here’s why.

Schizophrenia patients can calm down their brain by playing a computer game

Participants were able to better control their hallucinations after playing a computer game.

Eating leafy greens every day helps your memory, fights cognitive decline

Eat your greens!

Narcissistic? It could have to do with the social system that you grew up in

A study finds lower narcissism and higher self-esteem in Eastern German teens.

A worm’s brain was uploaded to a hard drive and put to the test — without a single line of code

The distinction between brain and computer has never been blurrier.

Loud noises are bad for your heart — and your cells

More and more evidence suggests that chronic noise causes cardiovascular diseases.

Study shows what happens in the brain when you bungee jump — and what this means for free will

A story of bungee jumping, electrical currents, and free will.

Meditation may not make you a better person after all

There are still plenty of science-backed reasons to meditate anyway. It’s just that ‘becoming a better person’ isn’t one of them.

Scientists develop new Alzheimer’s blood test for early signs

The new blood test uses the immunoprecipitation with mass spectrometry technique, which deploys antibodies to bind and identify proteins.

Researchers pinpoint the brain’s anxiety centers

Anxiety is useful, to an extent, but sometimes it can overflow, with devastating consequences.

Our brains resemble those of our friends, new research shows

Friends think alike.