The Virginia Gazette

Mapping the Mind

Scientists explore the creation of beliefs and behavior in the synapses of the brain.

  • Brain's Darwin Machine

    Scientists find evidence of a perpetual evolutionary battle in the mind. The process, they suspect, is the key to individuality.

  • Brain Development Rate Linked to IQ

    Smart children have a different rhythm in their heads — a seesaw pattern of growth that lags years behind other young people — say government scientists who mapped the brains of hundreds of children. Seeking a link between neural anatomy and mental ability, researchers at the National Institute...

  • Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains

    Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains

    Sandra Witelson had studied scores of brains looking for gender differences. Then she found one that made a difference: Einstein's.

  • Anatomy of Give and Take

    Anatomy of Give and Take

    Economic theory goes only so far in explaining why people buy, sell, save or trust. Scientists are looking inside the mind for answers.

  • Searching for the Why of Buy

    Searching for the Why of Buy

    Researchers scan for insight into how marketing may brand the brain's preference for products and politicians.

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