Chocolate Is Good for Old Lady Brains

It's been definitively proven on this very site that nothing is better than sex, not even chocolate. But for old people, that might not be the case. A new study has found that chocolate might make them harder, better, faster stronger – at least in the brain. » 8/08/13 12:30pm 8/08/13 12:30pm

Mild ‘Shock’ to the Brain Lets People See Others as More Attractive

Do you find yourself surrounded by uggos on a near-constant basis? Do you ever despair that the world is just crawling with ugly goblin-people whom you can’t bear to look at without retching? It’s okay — Karl Lagerfeld probably feels the exact same way, which is why he’s never seen without his ugly-dimming… » 6/23/13 2:00pm 6/23/13 2:00pm

Conjoined Twins Share A Brain; Science Says "OMG!"

Four-year-old Krista and Tatiana Hogan are the only conjoined twins known to share a piece of brain tissue one of their doctors calls a "thalamic bridge." They seem to be able to feel one another drinking, to taste what the other is eating, even to see things only visible to the other twin. In many ways, they're also… » 5/25/11 3:00pm 5/25/11 3:00pm

Social Butterflies Have More Active Brains, Says Sensationalist Headline

A new study concludes that social butterflies have more active amygdalas. Emily Dickinson and Henry David Thoreau beg to differ. Or, they would, if they weren't hiding under dining room tables or in cabins in the woods. » 12/26/10 4:40pm 12/26/10 4:40pm

The Mind-Boggling Sexual Humor Of Teenage Boys

I took my thirteen-year-old son and his friend to lunch today and, as a sexologist, it is my firm belief that this should entitle me to at least five continuing education credits from an accredited institution of higher sexological learning. » 7/16/10 12:10pm 7/16/10 12:10pm

Words Of Wisdom

"At 100, I have a mind that is superior – thanks to experience – than when I was 20" — Rita Montalcini, neurologist and Nobel Prize winner in medicine [AP, via World of Wonder] » 4/23/09 7:20pm 4/23/09 7:20pm

Girl Talk

Neurologists say that girls process words differently than boys do, which may account for their superior language skills. According to today's Scientific American: "Girls completing a linguistic abilities task showed greater activity in brain areas implicated specifically in language encoding, which decipher… » 3/05/08 6:40pm 3/05/08 6:40pm