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Welcome to our Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences topic center. Here, gathered in various sub-topic areas, you will find practical scientific resources (e.g., on obtaining research grants, statistical methods, etc.), and introductions to fields of science of relevance to mental and medical health (e.g., Neuroscience, genetics, etc.). We offer this information as a resource for professionals and interested lay persons, and also as a way of illustrating the vital role played by scientists and researchers in the development of new medical and mental health knowledge. Whatever we know about a given medical or mental disorder, we know because scientists and researchers have carefully studied that disorder using the scientific method.

 

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Latest News
'Ghosts and Guardian Angels': New Insights Into Parkinson's Hallucinations
Higher Education Won't Help Preserve the Aging Brain: Study
Scientists Create Embryos With Cells From Monkeys, Humans
'Game of Thrones' Study Reveals the Power of Fiction on the Mind
AHA News: How Grief Rewires the Brain and Can Affect Health ‚Äď and What to Do About It
Could Taking a Swing at Golf Help Parkinson's Patients?
Autopsy Study May Explain Why Some COVID Survivors Have 'Brain Fog'
Gene Study Probes Origins of Addison's Disease
Could a Common Prostate Drug Help Prevent Parkinson's?
AHA News: Hormones Are Key in Brain Health Differences Between Men and Women
Nerve Drug Might Curb Spinal Cord Damage, Mouse Study Suggests
Is There a 'Risk-Taking' Center in the Brain?
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Can 2 Nutrients Lower Your Risk for Parkinson's?
New Clues to How Cancers Originate in the Brain
Brain May Age Faster After Spinal Cord Injury
Scans Reveal How COVID-19 Can Harm the Brain
What Loneliness Looks Like in the Brain
Neurologists Much Tougher to Find in Rural America
COVID-19 Survival Declines When Brain Affected: Study
As Testing Costs Rise, Neurology Patients May Skip Screening
Gene Therapy Shows No Long-Term Harm in Animals: Study
Could Gene Therapy Cure Sickle Cell Disease? Two New Studies Raise Hopes
Lockdown Loneliness Could Worsen Parkinson's Symptoms
Staying Social Can Boost Healthy 'Gray Matter' in Aging Brains
DNA Analysis Might Reveal Melanoma Risk
Genetics Might Explain Some Cases of Cerebral Palsy
New Research Links Another Gene to Alzheimer's Risk
Your Sex Affects Your Genes for Body Fat, Cancer, Birth Weight
Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against ALS
Could Gene Therapy Stem the Damage of Parkinson's?
Genetic Research May Help Identify Causes of Stillbirth
Scientists Move Closer to Mapping Entire Human Genome
Blood Test May Reveal Concussion Severity With Accuracy of Spinal Tap
Deep Brain Stimulation May Slow Parkinson's, Study Finds
Stroke, Confusion: COVID-19 Often Impacts the Brain, Study Shows
Your Genes May Affect How You'll Heal If Wounded
Even Without Concussion, Athletes' Brains Can Change After Head Jolts: Study
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Parkinson's Patient Improving After First-Ever Stem Cell Therapy
Deep Brain Stimulation May Hold Promise in Alzheimer's
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Questions and Answers
 
Weblog Entries
Alcohol and the Brain
10 Things You Might Not Know About Your Brain
What Does the Latest Research Say About Brain Health?
Emotion in the Brain
Integration of Mind and Brain
Orthomolecular Psychiatry
What is the Mind?
Your Wonderful Brain
Brain Games Might Make You Sharper - At Brain Games, That Is
10 Ways to Honor Brain Injury Awareness Month
Brain Research Shows We Really Do Feel Another's Pain
Is the Mind-Body Problem a Problem at All?
Mind Changing Brain Changing Mind
Being Sedentary Changes the Brain (And Not for the Better)
7 Facts About the Brain That Incline the Mind to Joy
Fearless in Seattle - A Vulcan Mind Meld Achieved
Psychotropic Medications: Too Many Choices, Not Enough Innovation
What You Should Know About How Stress Shapes the Brain
The Power of Meditation to Change Your Genes
Can Cognitive Reserve Combat Depression as Well as Dementia?
March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month
CTE: The New Face of Dementia?
Managing Anxiety by Accepting your Brain's Alarm System
Believe It Or Not: Skeptics Brains Are Different
Catch the (Brain) Wave: Can EEG Therapy Help Us Focus?
Cognitive Technology: How Far Do We Go?
Are Compassion and Pride Mutually Exclusive?
The Evolution of Love
5000 Synapses in the Width of a Hair
The Brain in a Bucket
Living with Parkinsonís Disease (Part 1) - Jorgeís Story
Neuroplasticity: The Flexible and Healing Brain (Wow!)
It's in the Genes
Brain Scans: Rocket Science
Fetal Origins: It Isn't All "In Our Genes"
Spinal Fluid is Found to Predict Alzheimer's Disease
Study Finds Artistic Tendencies Linked to 'Schizophrenia Gene'
In a Novel Theory of Mental Disorders, Parentsí Genes Are in Competition
A Possible Future Brain
Yay for stem cells! Boo for research obstructions!
Recognizing Sarcasm
 
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Links
 
Book Reviews
A Companion to Genethics
A Mind So Rare
A Mood Apart
Acquiring Genomes
Adaptive Dynamics
Alterations of Consciousness
Altered Egos
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind
Are We Hardwired?
Being Human
Belief's Own Ethics
Beyond Genetics
Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralism
Body Bazaar
Brain Evolution and Cognition
Cloning
Coherence in Thought and Action
Consciousness and the Novel
Consciousness Emerging
Consciousness Evolving
Consciousness in Action
Consciousness Recovered
Consciousness, Color, and Content
Creating Mental Illness
Darwinizing Culture
Decoding Darkness
Descriptions and Prescriptions
Dynamics in Action
Emotion
Empathy and Agency
Evolution
Evolution and the Human Mind
Evolution's Rainbow
Evolutionary Origins of Morality
Exploding the Gene Myth
Finding Consciousness in the Brain
From Certainty to Uncertainty
Furnishing the Mind
Genome
Getting Hooked
Heroes, Rogues, and Lovers
Heuristics and Biases
How to Solve the Mind-Body Problem
Human Nature and the Limits of Science
Human Trials
I of the Vortex
Improving Nature?
In Our Own Image
Individual Differences in Conscious Experience
Information Arts
Intelligence, Race, and Genetics
Intentions and Intentionality
Matters of the Mind
Mind and Mechanism
Models of the Self
My Double Unveiled
Narrative and Identity
Naturalism and the Human Condition
Neurons and Networks
Norms of Nature
Origins of Human Nature
Origins of Psychopathology
Oxford Guide to the Mind
Passionate Engines
Philosophy and the Neurosciences
Physicalism and Its Discontents
Playing God?
Promiscuity
Prozac Backlash
Psychiatry in the New Millenium
Psychological Concepts and Biological Psychiatry
Psychological Dimensions of the Self
Psychology
Rational Choice in an Uncertain World
Reclaiming Cognition
Redesigning Humans
Sociological Perspectives on the New Genetics
Sorting Things Out
Strong Feelings
Surprise, Uncertainty, and Mental Structures
Synesthesia : A Union of the Senses
The Barmaid's Brain
The Birth of the Mind
The Book of Life
The Brain Health Book
The Caldron of Consciousness
The Century of the Gene
The Cognitive Basis of Science
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
The Conscious Mind
The Debated Mind
The Developing Mind
The Dream Drugstore
The Dynamic Neuron
The Empirical Stance
The Evolution of Mind
The Illusion of Conscious Will
The Limits of Autobiography
The Madness of Adam and Eve
The Maladapted Mind
The Mind's Past
The Misunderstood Gene
The Nature of Consciousness
The Nature of Intelligence
The New Phrenology
The Presence of Mind
The Problem of the Soul
The Race for Consciousness
The Shattered Self
The Significance of Consciousness
The Social Construction of What?
The Terrible Gift
The Theory of Options
The Triumph of Sociobiology
The View from Within
Thinks...
Understanding Cloning
Understanding Emotions
Understanding the Genome
Up From Dragons
What Genes Can't Do
What It Means to Be 98 Percent Chimpanzee
Where the Action Is
Who Rules in Science
Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid
Why We Lie
 
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