Jon Hamilton appears in the following:
Friday, September 22, 2017
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with NPR Science Correspondent Jon Hamilton about the Hernandez family's announcement and the connections between CTE, the degenerative brain disease, and violent behavior.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Eight deaths at a Florida nursing home got a lot of media attention. But a tour of other health care centers in the Miami area found mostly good care after Hurricane Irma struck.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Six people are reportedly dead and 12 other elderly patients are in critical care after being evacuated from a nursing home north of Miami. The home was reportedly left without power by Hurricane Irma.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Hurricane Irma is weakening as it moves away from the Florida coast and north toward Georgia. It's now a Category 1 storm, but it still poses a big threat to much of Florida.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
We have an update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami as Hurricane Irma passes over the Florida Keys.
Friday, September 08, 2017
Miami is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma this weekend. Forecasters downgraded the storm to Category 4 on Friday as it slammed through the Turks and Caicos Islands with winds at 150 mph.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Scientists have identified the brain cells that detect pitch changes in speech, allowing us to understand whether someone is asking a question or making a statement.
Friday, July 28, 2017
When we see a familiar face, we know instantly if we can remember that person's name. That's because the human brain has an ability called metamemory. Looks like rats may have that higher power, too.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Gina "Danger" Mazany is a professional mixed martial arts athlete, and she's helping researchers learn more about head injuries and the female brain.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
About 12,000 people are diagnosed with a glioblastoma each year in the U.S. Fewer than a third of them will survive beyond two years.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
New research finds that African-Americans who grow up in harsh environments and have many stressful experiences are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
In 2003, researchers declared a moratorium on the use of transplanted brain cells to treat Parkinson's disease. Now, armed with better cells, they're giving the approach another try.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
People and other primates have an amazing ability to instantly recognize faces. Scientists at Caltech found that we do that by having 205 specialized brain cells divvy up the task.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Sometime between grade school and grad school, the brain's information highways get remapped in a way that dramatically reins in impulsive behavior.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
In 1848, a railroad worker survived an accident that drove a 13-pound iron bar through his head. The injury changed his personality, and our understanding of the brain.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Orangutans breast-feed up to nine years, longer than any other primate. That may help offspring survive food shortages. But humans may have gained a survival advantage from weaning earlier.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
By measuring fragments of genetic material in saliva, scientists were able to accurately predict whether a young person's concussion symptoms would last days or weeks.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Experiments with small clusters of networked brain cells are helping scientists see how real brains develop normally, and what goes awry when cells have trouble making connections.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Research in epilepsy has found a key to why small pulses of electricity to the brain sometimes help and sometimes hurt a failing memory. Brains hurt by physical trauma or dementia might benefit, too.