New neuroscience-based technologies aim to improve decisionmaking under pressure. But solving systemic problems will take a lot more than that.
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Some of nature’s simplest animals suggest that sleep evolved long before centralized nervous systems.
In early experiments, a paralyzed man with implants in his premotor cortex typed 90 characters per minute—by envisioning he was writing by hand.
For the first time, researchers were able to observe, in extra-fine detail, how neurons behave as consciousness shuts down.
Want to be more sociable or less of a doormat? There’s an (experimental) app for that.
Understanding how other animals dream could help us figure out why it’s so important to the human brain, and why it may have been preserved throughout history.
Social isolation has been linked to poorer physical and mental health, but scientists are finally starting to understand its neurological impact.
A study found no significant difference in the well-being of participants who thought they were taking mini hits of psychedelics and those who actually were.
In her new book, Brandy Schillace recalls the unbelievable legacy of a Cold War era neurosurgeon’s mission to preserve the soul.
Losing any sense can be devastating, even if you never appreciated it before it was gone.