Archive for the ‘Science / Psychology and Neuroscience’ Category

What Octopus Dreams Tell Us About the Evolution of Sleep

April 16th, 2021
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.

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The Weird Science of Loneliness and Our Brains

March 30th, 2021
Social isolation has been linked to poorer physical and mental health, but scientists are finally starting to understand its neurological impact.

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Microdosing’s Feel-Good Benefits Might Just Be Placebo Effect

March 7th, 2021
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.

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If You Transplant a Head, Does Its Consciousness Follow?

March 3rd, 2021
In her new book, Brandy Schillace recalls the unbelievable legacy of a Cold War era neurosurgeon’s mission to preserve the soul.

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This Is What It’s Like to Live Without Smell

February 26th, 2021
Losing any sense can be devastating, even if you never appreciated it before it was gone.

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How to Remember a Disaster Without Being Shattered by It

February 23rd, 2021
Margaret McKinnon survived a midair catastrophe, then became a major researcher of memory and trauma. Now she’s studying how the pandemic will haunt us.

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As More Women Enter Science, It’s Time to Redefine Mentorship

February 11th, 2021
In STEM fields, female students often can’t find an adviser who looks like them. It’s important to talk about what they need from a mentor.

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Here’s What Learning to Juggle Does to Your Brain

February 4th, 2021
First of all, you have to stop thinking and kind of become a robot.

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For Marginalized Groups, Being Studied Can Be a Burden

January 6th, 2021
Academics often research minority communities in the hope of helping them. But too much time under the microscope can cause its own harms.

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An AI Used Facebook Data to Predict Mental Illness

December 14th, 2020
Volunteers let an AI scan their messages from more than a year before they received a psychiatric diagnosis. It was able to flag signs of their conditions.

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