In 1953 Henry Molaison, a sufferer of severe epilepsy, underwent experimental brain surgery that saved his life and robbed him of it at the same time.
Articles tagged "brains"
Six years ago, I broke up with a jerk, and I yearned for some way to just turn this person off. With KillSwitch, a free get-over-it app, I've finally found a way.
Brain computer interfaces have been in the works at least since the 1970s, but they're starting to get good.
"I burned and melted more than a hundred brains."
Let me tell you a mind-bending story about mind control.
The rest of the Great Brain Experiment inevitably makes you wonder what makes smartphone games successful.
Researchers at Yale found a genetic means to teach an old mouse new tricks.
A team of researchers at the Duke University Medical Center just published details of their so-called "brain-to-brain interface" — the world's first.
It does not sound like Bach, but that's sort of the point.
That is, if the idea of putting microchips in our brains doesn't scare everyone off first.
It's not how fast you are, but how you think.
Brain Scanners Reveal the Secrets of Creativity in Rappers' Minds
It's basically the opposite of Love Potion #9. Rather than transform a guy who can't find romance into a full-blown Lothario who falls in love with anything that moves, oxytocin might actually curb a committed man's desire to pursue anything but a mo…
What's the minimum amount of information needed to simulate a human brain ? Do we need the whole, complete map (known as a connectome) before we begin the (computer, obviously) simulation, or some lesser knowledge threshold from which everything else…
Remember that time you, like, totally owned that Zizek thesis in art semiotics? Or that degree you got in post-reunification Germanic studies? Or how you were – no big deal, guys – a National Merit Finalist? Yeah, well, hate to break it to you Einste…
Here's a warm blanket for you to nestle into this weekend. The Washington Post has been running an investigative report on the U.S. military's shadow wars throughout the Horn of Africa. These special operations have become the preserve of hulking, so…
Perhaps it is the onset of delirium caused by trying to properly report a 30,000 attendee conference while also (and no less properly) reporting the colorful after-hours of New Orleans, but after a few days at SfN 2012 I have acquired the impression
Humans are able to consume nutrient-dense foods in a short amount of time, which means we have nutrition available to support larger brains. Why brains, specifically? Because brains require more energy than other body parts.
Email is arguably the most important bit of tech you've got, but email's still the same as it's always been: You get a stack of letters every day in your inbox to deal with, and eventually those messages get bumped off by new ones. Because of the pro…
If ever in an intimate moment of self-reflection you have considered just what is going on in your head when you wonder why you think, feel and act the way you do, then you should be here in New Orleans. At the annual conference for the Society for N…