Brain

  1. Brain

    Let’s learn about mind reading

    In the future, more advanced, less bulky mind-reading equipment could raise serious privacy concerns.

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  2. Science & Society

    These teens are using science to make the world a better place

    Finalists in the 2023 Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge are doing projects that aim to help others.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Doctors found a snake parasite in a woman’s brain — still alive

    This worm typically infects pythons. Though this is its first known infection in humans, other types of worms also can infect the human brain.

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  4. Brain

    ‘Lucid’ dreamers could solve mysteries about sleeping minds

    People who know they’re asleep while dreaming could help study how sleeping minds create elaborate alternate realities.

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  5. Brain

    Neuroscientists decoded a song from brain activity

    The technique could help improve communication devices for people who are unable to speak.

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  6. Brain

    A rat’s playfulness relies on cells in one part of its brain

    Certain cells here control its behavior. Studying this circuitry could also help us understand depression in people.

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  7. Tech

    Nanobots can now enter brain cells to spy on what they’re doing

    Fleets of advanced versions may one day be able to detect disease and then go about surgically treating it — without ever opening the skull.

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  8. Psychology

    Scientists Say: Neurodivergent

    This often-misunderstood word describes someone whose brain works a little differently from most.

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  9. Brain

    Neuroscientists use brain scans to decode people’s thoughts

    The research may lead to new devices for people who can’t communicate easily. It also raises privacy concerns.

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  10. Brain

    Scientists Say: Addiction

    Recovering from addiction is hard but possible. Encouragement of loved ones can improve a person’s chances of overcoming this disease.

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  11. Brain

    Scientists Say: Connectome

    A connectome is a diagram of the cellular highways that carry information in the brain.

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  12. Brain

    Scientists mapped every nerve cell in this insect brain

    Researchers have built a “connectivity map” of all the nerve cells in the larval fruit fly brain and how they link together.

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