From June 12 to July 31 (skipping July 3), this weekly series will cover:
- Part 1: Are we entering a golden age of neuroscience?
- Part 2: New research on dyslexia
- Part 3: Trauma’s effect on the developing brain
- Part 4: Addiction and the brain
- Part 5: Music, language and the brain
- Part 6: What we’re learning about the brain and memory
- Part 7: The brain and morality
In reverse-chronological order, the stories and additional digital assets are below:
Memories, it turns out, are malleable, and brain scientists are learning to alter and erase them, raising some hopes of possible treatments for memory disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers in the burgeoning field of music neuroscience discuss the effects of music on brain development.
A growing body of research shows that addiction is a complex brain disease that affects people differently. But the research also raises hopes about potential treatments.
BOSTON — A personal quest for understanding: What the heck is computational psychiatry and why does it seem to be such a hot field of neuroscience right now?
Experts have long known that neglect and abuse in early life increase the risk for psychological problems, but now neuroscientists are explaining why.
New research shows it’s possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain, even before kids learn to read. Earlier identification could influence how parents and educators tackle the disorder.
Neuroscientists from BU, Harvard and MIT tell us what they’re working on.
Brain science is entering what some researchers say may be a golden age, gaining important new insights into the workings of the brain — even as brain disorders, from autism to Alzheimer’s to mental illness — are increasingly recognized as a worldwide scourge affecting over a billion people and growing rapidly.
A leading authority on neuroscience, Dr. Steven Hyman, discusses why understanding the brain is so darned hard, and how new scientific tools are nonetheless making it possible.
These 12 images show some of the cutting-edge techniques that scientists are using to try to solve the mystery of the brain.