Articles tagged "neuroscience"
The executive branch has gotten brain fever before, to underwhelming results.
Fischer received a $5 million grant to lead a project studying mortality. Motherboard captured an hour of his thoughts for all time.
At least 80 percent of this entire baby zebra fish brain is observable down to the single-cell level.
The rest of the Great Brain Experiment inevitably makes you wonder what makes smartphone games successful.
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.
Bring on the Krang-style immortality.
Neuroscientist Christof Koch delivers a worthy takedown of the prophet's new book.
Scienists put a tiny camera inside a mouse's hippocampus. Here's what they saw.
It turns out the show provides insights to neuroscientists as well.
Maybe the public isn't a sucker for a good fMRI scan after all.
Getting away from your phone cuts down on distractions, but being in nature may be more beneficial than that.
500 million years ago, a stupid sea-going invertebrate had a genetic accident.
It's not how fast you are, but how you think.
Eighty-two years ago, when a young and struggling painter named "Henri Cartier-Bresson":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/8/22/henri-cartier-bresson-the-father-of-street-photography-would-have-been-104-today--2 first saw Martin Munkacsi's photograph "…
Hunter S. Thompson once said, “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” If only he were alive today so a neuroscientist could have a look at his brain.
Feeling depressed? Stressed out? Doctors at Yale say the quickest and most efficient form of relief could be a healthy dose of Special K – the horse tranquilizer, not the breakfast cereal.
Normally I'd rather read about flaming bag of poo than some new app, but here's the exception: a new iPad app contains scanned slides of sections of Einstein's brain, available for anyone to poke and prod at. Sure, it's $9.99, but how else are you go…
It's hard to imagine something more futuristic than a helmet that lets you control machines with your mind. As if out of an X-Men comic, this technology became a reality about five years ago when not one but two devices, the NeuroSky MindWave and the…
Even _I_, one of the more dickheaded skeptics I know, sometimes likes to think metaphysically about music. Maybe that's because I'm someone that really, really likes music and has devoted a significant portion of their life to it, and there's somethi…
Imagine how many of the world's problems would be solved if we had a magical serum that could cure violent behavior. Bar fights would be eliminated, wars eradicated, the sport of boxing rendered useless. But past research has shown that aggressivenes…
Jonah Lehrer's having a rough summer. A month ago, when the author and journalist was busted, bizarrely, for self-plagiarizing — that is, reusing passages of his own work in newly published articles at the _New Yorker's_ website - he said "it was a s…
When our brains pretty much define who we are, what happens when you start adding tech in there? And what happens when you take it away?