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This Brain Region Lights Up When People Display Confirmation Bias

Humans have a hard time changing their minds. A chief culprit is often confirmation bias — the tendency to reject […]

This Brain Region Lights Up When People Display Confirmation Bias

Humans have a hard time changing their minds. A chief culprit is often confirmation bias — the tendency to reject […]

Can We Reverse the Brain Damage That Drug Use Causes?

All addictive drugs work within the brain, but the feelings of euphoria that they produce often come at a cost. […]

Can We Reverse the Brain Damage That Drug Use Causes?

All addictive drugs work within the brain, but the feelings of euphoria that they produce often come at a cost. […]

Trip Therapy: Scientists Pin Down How MDMA Works in the Brain

Hallucinogenic trips and addictive rushes of euphoria might be the first effects that come to mind when you think of […]

Trip Therapy: Scientists Pin Down How MDMA Works in the Brain

Hallucinogenic trips and addictive rushes of euphoria might be the first effects that come to mind when you think of […]

Brain Scanning vs. Self-Rated Brain Activity

On Twitter this week I joked that neuroscientists could save money on brain scanners by just asking people how active […]

Brain Scanning vs. Self-Rated Brain Activity

On Twitter this week I joked that neuroscientists could save money on brain scanners by just asking people how active […]

This Tiny Robot Snake is Made to Slither Through Your Brain

The robot snake in a model of human veins. (Credit: Kim et al., Sci. Robot. 4, eaax7329 (2019)) You probably […]

This Tiny Robot Snake is Made to Slither Through Your Brain

The robot snake in a model of human veins. (Credit: Kim et al., Sci. Robot. 4, eaax7329 (2019)) You probably […]

Researchers Are Unraveling How Ketamine Works as an Antidepressant in the Brain

(Credit: Kumpol Vashiraaskorn/Shutterstock) Ketamine is making headlines left and right, and for good reason. The drug, once popular as both […]

Ariana Grande’s PTSD Brain Scan

The brain became a celebrity this week when Ariana Grande shared the results of a scan of her brain seemingly […]

Ariana Grande’s PTSD Brain Scan

The brain became a celebrity this week when Ariana Grande shared the results of a scan of her brain seemingly […]

The Human Brain Has been Getting Smaller Since the Stone Age

(Credit: Discover magazine; Tory Kallman/Shutterstock and Hein Nouwens/Shutterstock, after Die Frau als Hausarztin (1911)) I don’t mean to alarm you, […]

The Driver is the Brain of the Car

Suppose, if you will, that alien scientists came down to Earth and began to study the local lifeforms. But let’s […]

What Causes Hallucinations? The Brain May Be OverInterpreting a Lack of Info

(Credit: Rudmer/shutterstock and Zwerveragsandrew/shutterstock) Mental illness affects millions of Americans. Many people with bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia suffer hallucinations, […]

Silent Neurons: The Dark Matter of the Brain?

Now here’s a paper with an interesting title: The dark matter of the brain Author Saak V. Ovsepian argues that “the great […]

How Emergent is the Brain?

A new paper offers a broad challenge to a certain kind of ‘grand theory’ about the brain. According to the […]

How Emergent is the Brain?

A new paper offers a broad challenge to a certain kind of ‘grand theory’ about the brain. According to the […]