Great scientists and great ideas have molded what we know about our brains. Who are these brain explorers and how did they go about discovering more about the human brain, and thus about us?

The Drug of Choice: Caffeine and the Brain

Centuries of Craving Caffeine, particularly in the form of tea and coffee, has enjoyed a long history of adoration and exaltation the world over, dating back nearly 5000 years to ancient China. When coffee was introduced in Europe in the...
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Bill Newsome’s Neural Basis of Behavior

Dr. William Newsome is sitting at his PC computer grumbling. "Do you know what IBM stands for?" Newsome asks in a slight Southern drawl. "It stands for 'I'm Building a Mac'," he quips, displaying quick-witted charm and ardent loyalty to...
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Cognitive and Emotional Development in Children

In 1983, Howard Gardner rocked the education and social science communities with publication of a theory of multiple intelligences in his book, Frames of Mind. Gardner argued that in addition to defining intelligence in terms of a child or adult’s...
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A Conversation With Joseph LeDoux

One of the world's leading experts in the neurobiology of emotion, Dr. LeDoux has garnered many accolades for his basic research into how the brain processes fear. Using clever conditioning experiments, he and his colleagues have been able to show...
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Mental Illness at the Movies

What Draws Us To Films About Mental Illness? There is, arguably, something at stake in a movie about mental illness that is hard to find elsewhere, something maybe best described as identity itself. Unlike a movie about other serious illnesses...
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