What underlies the documented increase in autism incidence?   Results of a new study

What underlies the documented increase in autism incidence? Results of a new study

Studies from the Center for Disease Control and elsewhere have compellingly documented a rapid increase in the incidence of autism...
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Computers go to school

Computers go to school

The U.S. Department of Education recently published a report that they prepared for Congress summarizing the gains achieved by children...
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Why we do research

Why we do research

Why do we study autistic or dyslexic or schizophrenic or other subjects, in our scientific experiments? That is a question...
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The brain and the law, when Bobby goes bad

The brain and the law, when Bobby goes bad

Each year I deliver a "guest lecture" in a medical ethics course at Stanford. My friend Bill Hurlbut, a member...
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Another factor contributing to PTSD onset; the NUMBER of traumatic events

Another factor contributing to PTSD onset; the NUMBER of traumatic events

A scientific friend and colleague, Professor Thomas Elbert from Konstanz University in Germany, has had a long interest in applying...
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How can the same brain plasticity-based training programs help individuals with cognitive losses arising from normal aging, exposure to IED explosions, or chemotherapy?

How can the same brain plasticity-based training programs help individuals with cognitive losses arising from normal aging, exposure to IED explosions, or chemotherapy?

Over the years, I have specifically discussed the potential value of intensive brain plasticity-based brain fitness training for individuals with...
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Why science can be confusing, just another example

Why science can be confusing, just another example

A provocative article in an Issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Columbia researchers (Saxe, Malleret,...
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Second-language learning as brain exercise

Second-language learning as brain exercise

While I was working in Mexico, my wife Diane spends much of each day in an immersion Spanish class. She...
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