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Lisa Feldman Barrett.

A neuroscientist says a simple question can defuse the anxiety you feel when your morning alarm goes off

According to one scientist, that feeling of morning dread could really just be your body trying to tell you something.

A depression drug that’s been called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big step closer to FDA approval

Esketamine, a first-of-its-kind depression drug made by Johnson & Johnson, got a big nod on Tuesday from a group of experts convened by regulators.
Night owls blame themselves for not being like other people.

What it’s like to have seasonal affective disorder when you’re also a night owl

Being a night owl isn't a curse, even though it feels like it is sometimes.
Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin in his basement lab on Friday, December 21, 2018. Ashkin won half of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work inventing optical tweezers in the late 1980s.

The 96-year-old who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics reveals his science-backed secret to staying sharp in old age

Arthur Ashkin is the oldest person ever awarded a Nobel Prize. But he says he's not done discovering yet. He still works every day.
Pfizer has a new strategy for neuroscience research.

Drug giant Pfizer isn’t ready to abandon neuroscience — here’s its $150-million ‘star cluster’ strategy for betting on p...

Execs from pharma giant Pfizer shared their strategy for keeping an eye on neuroscience — if not from the front row, then at least from the sidelines.

A drug that works differently from all existing depression drugs just got a big boost

Sage's new antidepressant may be called a "blockbuster" for good reason: it appears to be the first to differ significantly from 35 years worth of treatments.

I’m a neurosurgeon, and there’s a 4-step strategy anyone can use to make good habits stick

Your behavior triggers certain responses in your brain. In order to build better habits, you have to understand your behavior.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have sold $29 million Facebook shares to fund an ambitious biomedical research program called the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

A group of Mark Zuckerberg-funded researchers is testing implantable brain devices as part of a $5 billion quest to end disease

Chan-Zuckerberg researchers implanted a wireless brain device called the "Wand" in a primate. Their first study was published on New Year's Eve.
It's cross training for the brain.

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the habit that completely changed my life can help improve anyone’s mind

Reading can provide you with new knowledge, but it can also help your brain functions. Dr. Mark McLaughlin says reading books transformed his life.