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The Neuroscience of Friendship

The Neuroscience of Friendship

We all need friends. Deeper and more numerous friendships promote health, well-being, survival, and even financial success. By the same token, social exclusion and the loss of social partners result in feelings similar to physical pain. Impairments in the ability or...

Autism: Could Genetics Hold the Answers?

Why does my child have autism? Geneticist Dr. Wendy Chung shares what we know about the autism spectrum disorder and how it isn’t a single condition with a single cause. If autism has multiple interlocking causes, could genetics hold the key to unlocking it? Dr....
Autism: Could Genetics Hold the Answers?

Autism: Could Genetics Hold the Answers?

Why does my child have autism? Geneticist Dr. Wendy Chung will share what we know about the autism spectrum disorder and how it isn’t a single condition with a single cause. If autism has multiple interlocking causes, could genetics hold the key to unlocking it? Dr....
Into The Gray Zone

Into The Gray Zone

In this startling and thought‐provoking talk, Owen reveals his controversial, groundbreaking work with patients whose brains were previously thought vegetative or non‐responsive but turn out—in up to 20 percent of cases—to be vibrantly alive, existing in the “Gray...
The Gut-Brain Connection

The Gut-Brain Connection

Ed Yong blogs with a mission: to ignite excitement for science in everyone, regardless of their education or background. Whether he’s exploring a possible resurrection for extinct mouth-birthing amphibians or skewering media misunderstandings of hyped hormones...

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