• You see a stranger stub her toe and you immediately flinch in sympathy, or you notice a friend wrinkle up his face in disgust while tasting some food and suddenly your own stomach recoils at the thought of eating. This ability to instinctively and immediately understand what other people are experiencing has long baffled neuroscientists,[...]

    Every thought and action is controlled by the brain — the body’s most complex organ. The brain is divided into functional units with particular tasks, like processing visual information or responding to fearful experiences. Each of these units is made up of brain cells that work together. These cells also form connections with cells in[...]

    In the brain, nerve cells never work alone. In a neural circuit, the activity of one cell directly influences many others. To gain insight into how these interactions control brain function, researchers are exploring the connections between nerve cells and how they change over time. This insight could lead scientists to a better understanding of[...]

    GOOD NEWS! Testing in our clinic involved no blood draws, scans of any kind or shots. The examiner will sit across from the desk from the person being tested and a lot of the “work” is school-like: writing, drawing, doing stuff on the computer and memory questions, to name a few tasks. A lot of[...]

    The human brain is thought to be one of the most complex objects in the universe. Psychologists and philosophers have struggled for ages to understand the relationship between a person's mind and his/her brain. The neural connections forming networks and circuits in the brain are essential to the existence of the mind. When the brain[...]