neurology

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
Bug sex

Male Fruit Flies Love to Cum, and Turn to Alcohol If They Can't

A new study creates a red light district for flies.
Becky Ferreira
4.19.18
Trust Your Gut

Can We Turn Our Intuition Into a Real-Life Superpower?

US military scientists are trying to identify where "gut feelings" come from in an effort to create the perfect soldiers.
Adam Piore
3.20.17
humans of the year

Katrin Amunts is Making a Digital Atlas of the Human Brain

The celebrated German neuroscientist has spent her career pioneering the 3D reconstruction of the human brain.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.3.17
Health

Scientists Hacked an Old Brain-Zapping Treatment for Parkinson’s

Deep brain stimulation can be more efficient, and safer, by using the computer-generated pattern, the study showed.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.6.17
Stress

Stressed Out Rats Drink More Alcohol. Sound Familiar?

Neuroscientists are closer to understanding exactly how chronic stress relates to alcohol abuse.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.8.16
cats

This Parasite Could Explain Crazy Cat People

A whopping 20 percent of Americans might have gotten this parasite from their cats.
Madison Margolin
9.20.16
Sex

Real-Life ‘Love Potions’ Are Coming, But Are they Ethical?

In the future, our relationships will be neuro-enhanced.
Erene Stergiopoulos
6.29.16
Canada

Your Regular Doctors’ Checkup Could Soon Include a Scan of Your Brain Waves

This neuroscientist says he can test your brain's "vital signs."
Kate Lunau
6.2.16
machines

New 'Stentrode' Goes Deep Inside the Brain Without the Need for Brain Surgery

A new minimally invasive way of delivering electrodes into the brain's darkest corners.
Michael Byrne
2.13.16
lit up

The Best Drug for Quitting Smoking Can't Shake Its Suicide Stigma

The truth is difficult to pin down, and it’s made Chantix a unique case study in how we view prescription drugs, scientific proof, and addiction.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.24.15
machines

The Most Advanced Human Brain-to-Brain Interface Ever Made

People play "20 Questions" using their brainwaves.
Jason Koebler
9.23.15