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Community groups keep us mentally sharp as we age

Staying involved in civic groups throughout adult life could help stave off cognitive decline, according to a new, large-scale longitudinal study.

Hearing deficits in schizophrenia tied to specific brain receptor

People with schizophrenia who have difficulty hearing subtle changes in pitch may be helped with auditory training exercises and a drug that targets NMDA receptors in the brain, report researchers.

Natural Remedies for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness but a number of lifestyle remedies and natural treatments could help to reduce symptoms.

It’s all in the eyes: Women and men really do see things differently

Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to a team of scientists that…

Complex regional pain syndrome: Watching others causes pain

For patients with complex regional pain syndrome, simply watching someone else move can cause intense pain. An MRI scan study delves into the neuroscience.

How do children hear anger?

Even if they don’t understand the words, infants react to the way their mother speaks and the emotions conveyed through speech. What exactly they react to and how has yet to be fully deciphered, but could have significant impact on a child’s developmen…