A brain scan, top, taken when psychopaths viewed film clips, showed little activity in empathy circuits. After being instructed to associate with one of the actors, empathy circuits became more active, as shown in the bottom image.
A human voice has no special ring to the autistic brain because areas related to reward and emotional context are not well wired to its center of voice recognition, a Stanford University study has found.
How an autistic baby's brain fires up in response to words at 2 years of age may predict how well that child will learn language and even think and behave later in life, a new study shows.
Even in humdrum nonpolitical decisions, liberals and conservatives literally think differently, researchers show.
Sandra Witelson had studied scores of brains looking for gender differences. Then she found one that made a difference: Einstein's.
Finally. After many contentious years, the American Psychiatric Assn. has unleashed DSM-5, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
The earthquake rocked the Lakers on the morning of Nov. 25, 2013, their economic future rattled by a $48.5-million contract extension given to an aging and injured player who neither required it nor demanded it. Now, seven months later, comes the tsunami. The Lakers’ noble attempt at resurrection through the pursuit of two of the greatest free agents ever will probably be washed away by the effects of a contract that grows more destructive by the day. The NBA headlines are filled these days with speculation about LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, but the Lakers’ bottom line is all about Kobe Bryant. In a career-ending twist as ugly as a torn Achilles’ tendon, Bryant...