Neuroscience

Former neuroscientist Sharon Darwish believes that neuroscientists can already read minds, which is a bit of a stretch IMO, but here’s her reasoning at the Guardian: As a former neuroscientist, a question…













Want to know what your brain looks like when you smoke weed? If so you’re in luck because some scientists at Harvard and Northwestern University have taken photographs of marujuana-affected brain scans…






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…






I always thought Molly/Ecstasy turned you into a blissed out hug-loving moron, but apparently it turns us into blissed out racists instead. From VICE: You don’t have a lot of time for…


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:…