Posts in: neuroscience

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The frustrating quest to define consciousness

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

Never mind determining whether a robot can be conscious, we can’t even decide what the word means

By | Posted June 7, 2017

Turning roundworms into flatworms

Turning roundworms into flatworms

A recent study on roundworms identified the hormone responsible for burning fat, marking the latest discovery in a convoluted, century-long search

By | Posted April 10, 2017

I f*****d up

I f*****d up

After you screw up, your brain slows down — and researchers are getting closer to understanding why

By | Posted August 8, 2016

human eye

Your eyes are subatomic particle detectors

How your body turns light into electricity, and then into images

By | Posted February 24, 2016

To eat fat or not to eat fat

To eat fat or not to eat fat

A new study shows high fat diet leads to obesity … and it might be all in your head

By | Posted October 5, 2015

Scientists have injury on the brain

Scientists have injury on the brain

Sample-stretching technique lets researchers study brain injuries using living tissue

By | Posted October 4, 2015

AUDIO: Minding our minds

AUDIO: Minding our minds

Why memory shouldn’t be a lost art

By | Posted May 12, 2015

Do animals have consciousness?

Do animals have consciousness?

The way scientists answer this animal consciousness question has a big effect not only on their research, but also your medicine cabinet

By | Posted March 6, 2015

A high-flying health concern

A high-flying health concern

Brain lesions observed in military pilots don’t appear to be a major risk, but researchers are studying preventative measures just in case

By | Posted November 20, 2014

Are bilinguals really smarter?

Are bilinguals really smarter?

Despite what you may have read, it’s not so cut-and-dry

By | Posted July 29, 2014

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