Articles by

Laura Sanders

How do babies learn words? An AI experiment may hold clues

The AI program was way less cute than a real baby. But like a baby, it learned...

Under very rare conditions, Alzheimer’s disease may be transmitted

Under extremely rare circumstances, it appears that Alzheimer’s disease can be transmitted between people. Five people who...

Reindeer can sleep while they chew

In this busy holiday season, many of us multitask. Arctic reindeer are no exception.  Reindeer can eat...

Brain scans give clues to how teens handle pandemic stress

WASHINGTON — Brain scans could be used to predict how teenagers’ mental health will fare during a...

In a Jedi-like feat, rats can move a digital object using just their brain

Like tiny, hairy Yodas raising X-wings from a swamp, rats can lift digital cubes and drop them...

What a look at more than 3,000 kinds of cells in the human brain tells us

A new look at the human brain is beginning to reveal the inner lives of its cellular...

How brain implants are treating depression

On a hot, sunny Sunday afternoon in Manhattan, time froze for Jon Nelson. He stood...

Today’s depression treatments don’t help everyone

Jon Nelson’s depression was poison. “I had poison in every single bit of my body....