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Neuroscience Has a Race Problem
Why Black people are poorly represented in neuroimaging studies—and how science can do better.
The Creative Sweet Spot of Dreaming
A recently identified stage of sleep common to narcoleptics is a fertile source of creativity.
Can Tripping Save the Planet?
The mysterious connection between psychedelic use and eco-activism.
The Fine Line Between Life and Not Life
If the brain can’t tell the difference between fiction and reality, what can?
A New Doorway to the Brain
Neuroscientists can now explore the “wild west” in our heads in incredible detail—a boon to medicine and understanding what makes us tick.
The Afterlife Is in Our Heads
The real meaning of near-death experiences.
How We Remember Last Weekend
High-frequency oscillations that ripple through our brains may generate memory and conscious experience.
Are All Brains Good at Math?
Math provokes dread in so many people—yet we are all born with a sense for numbers.