Neuroscience

Neural-digital interface advances raise ethical and social issues

Human-machine interfaces raise important ethical and social issues. These technological innovations have the potential to restore, alter, or enhance cognitive or physical function in humans, but also may exacerbate existing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Unlocking compassion in the face of mass suffering

Ample research has shown that as the number of people suffering increases, our individual capacity to feel compassion stays flat or decreases—a phenomenon known among scientists as "compassion fade," says David DeSteno, ...

Autism spectrum disorders

People with autism have an altered sense of self

New research has indicated that people with autism have an altered sense of self, which may explain some of the differences shown in social functioning.

Health

Health hacks from motherhood through menopause

The pain hit one morning when Dr. Darria Long Gillespie tried to get out of bed. Her hands and feet were swollen and aching. At the time, she was in residency for emergency medicine at Yale. She had to see patients, but had ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Newly single? How to beat the breakup blues

Whether you dated for weeks, months or years—when it ends, you can experience a range of emotions and feel a little uncertain about what's next. Research even shows the pain from a breakup can activate pain receptors in ...

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