consciousness

The Most Unknown

Our Experience of Reality Is a Bunch of Hallucinations We Collectively Agree On

Anil Seth, a neuroscientist and director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex, researches the biological basis of the otherwise ethereal topic of consciousness.
Ankita Rao
10.11.18
The Most Unknown

Scientists Still Don’t Totally Understand What It Means to Be Conscious

Axel Cleeremans, a psychologist and researcher, has spent the last 30 years trying to figure it out.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.6.18
Out of This Astral Plane

The US Army Funded Astral Projection and Hypnosis Research in the 80s

This is a real-life X-File.
Caroline Haskins
7.22.17
Features

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.
Riccardo Manzotti and Andrew Smart
6.20.16
Sleep

Neuroscientists Hunt the Line Where Consciousness Begins—and Ends

Brain scan-based experiments mapping metabolism in the brain offer a new level of resolution.
Michael Byrne
5.26.16
Features

The Moon-Walking, Alien-Hunting, Psychic Astronaut Who Got Sued By NASA

A Radio Motherboard chat with the late astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the moon and a connoisseur of consciousness, psychics, and aliens.
ALEX PASTERNACK
5.14.16
Drugs

For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD

The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.
Victoria Turk
4.11.16
Terraform

Next of Kin

Standing on her doormat were Col. Makepeace and a chaplain she didn’t recognize. Diana knew what it meant: her husband was dead, and she'd have to do something about the body.
Meg Elison
1.7.16
japan

The Japanese Professor Who's Spent Three Decades Perfecting a Human Avatar

Susumu Tachi feels like the moment for telexistence has finally come.
Emiko Jozuka
12.23.15
models

An Information Theory of Losing Consciousness

What happens to 'us' when we're not longer aware of 'us.'
Michael Byrne
9.6.15
robots

Watch These Cute Robots Struggle to Become Self-Aware

Three robots have been given “pills.” Two are poisonous.
Jordan Pearson
7.16.15
jacked in

When Computers Insist They’re Alive

The idea that only humans can have consciousness is anthropomorphic prejudice.
Zoltan Istvan
6.9.15
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