Brain



I’m not quite sure that I’d count it as “living” forever, but nonetheless the idea of uploading your mind to a computer so that it carries on indefinitely has an awful lot…


Want to get smarter? There are ways… The Atlantic investigates brain hacking: The perfectibility of the human mind is a theme that has captured our imagination for centuries—the notion that, with the right…










Military tech very often becomes consumer tech, so how long before we see students zapping their brains during exams? Or bond traders? Website editors? … BBC Future says, “Shocking the brain with mild…





Via Ultraculture, Jason Louv on how magic mushrooms temporarily quiet portions of the brain that normally constrain us: According to two new studies released this week, psilocybin mushrooms apparently work by decreasing…


How soon can we expect to see brain implants for perfect memory, enhanced vision, hypernormal focus or an expert golf swing?, ask Gary Marcus and Christof Koch for the Wall Street Journal:…


A scientific justification for otherwise inexplicable belief systems? From Discovery News: If you live in Georgia, you’re more likely to have a healthy brain than if you live in Minnesota. That’s according…