If you could take the high out of drugs, what would be the point in taking them? Sujata Gupta meets the unorthodox doctor who thinks he can block some of the world’s most addictive pills.Toru had always been anxious as a child, but the problem worsened when he was 19 and attending college in Tokyo… Read more

Diets high in fat have long been known to increase the risk for medical problems, including heart disease and stroke, but could the consumption of fatty foods change your behavior and your brain? There is growing concern that these diets might also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders. A new study from… Read more

Research on autism has struggled to find a central theory underlying brain changes associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Now, a new study shows that individuals with the disorder exhibit different patterns of brain connectivity, when compared to typically developing individuals and that these patterns adjust as the individual ages. According to corresponding author of… Read more

Listening is the other half – perhaps the better half – of all communication. Unfortunately, most people rarely receive any formal training for how to do it properly. “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to… Read more

We were all taught to say it in the playground and everyone learnt later to always say it to our spouses but it seems people with particular personality traits are more willing to actually apologise when they transgress. A Western Australian-led study found people who are honest and humble and conscientious are more likely to… Read more