Rewiring the Spinal Cord

The largest concern for patients and physicians regarding traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs) is the severity of irreversible damage. Spinal... Read more →

Fetal Effects of Opioid Abuse

According to the New York Times, the opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in America, and drug overdoses are... Read more →

The Mosaic Brain

Our brains are a work of art, a mosaic of unique cells with incredible genetic diversity. How do these cells lead to differences in behavior? Do they lead to any differences at all? Learn more about the connection between mutations in the brain and their functional result.

Dive Into the Mind of an Octopus

Octopuses are highly intelligent creatures. Explore the mechanisms behind their advanced cognitive abilities and discover how they compare to mechanisms of human intelligence.

Feeding Behavior

What drives our desire to eat? Learn about the neural circuits that mediate reward and affect feeding behaviors, as well as the health consequences when these systems go awry.

Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias

Discrimination continues to divide our country. Implicit bias underlies our conscious awareness and has great power to influence our attitudes and behavior. Find out how implicit bias plays a role in shaping our behavior toward different groups.

An Exploration of Acupuncture

Cultures and traditions continue to transcend borders as our world becomes more connected. With an increasing flow of novel practices,... Read more →

OCD and the Immune System

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which a person experiences excessive unwanted thoughts, urges, or impulses that may... Read more →

A Brain Divided

A frequently misquoted myth about the brain is that scientists and researchers are “left-brained” and artists and writers are “right-brained.”... Read more →

The Brain on Porn

Since the advent of the internet, pornography’s involvement in the lives of the public continues to increase. 66% of men... Read more →

The Opioid Epidemic

Our country is in a crisis. It dwells in our rural towns and inner cities. It resides in affluent suburbs... Read more →

Walking Away from Parkinson’s

Recent work has revealed a potential new therapy for Parkinson’s treatment. Find out how a simple exercise uses the brain’s own repair mechanism to reverse Parkinson’s symptoms.