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    My Lab Uses Ultrasound to Stimulate Unconscious Patients

    Ultrasound can be a neuromodulator—to increase or decrease the likelihood that neurons will fire. Exactly how this works remains unclear, but it likely results from the physical “shaking” of neurons.Illustration by Jackie Niam / Shutterstock A few years ago, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, I escaped the noisy midday hustle and bustle, ducking into […]

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    The Woman Who Got Lost at Home

    A developmental disorder promises a new window onto the brain’s secrets.

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    A Vaccine for Depression?

    Ketamine’s remarkable effect bolsters a new theory of mental illness.

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    Caitlyn Jenner and Our Cognitive Dissonance

    While biology shows us gender can be fluid, our brains struggle to see it that way.

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    Here’s Why Your Brain Seems Mostly Dormant

    The brilliant compromise between efficiency and ability in your head.

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    Can Science Tell Us What Beauty Is?

    Neuroscientist Anjan Chatterjee takes us into the neurology of creativity.

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    To Be More Creative, Cheer Up

    The way to tap your inner Hemingway is not how you think.

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    These Are Their Brains on Silence

    How silence affects the scientists who study it.

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    This Is Where Your Childhood Memories Went

    Your brain needs to forget in order to grow.

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    This Is Your Brain on Silence

    Contrary to popular belief, peace and quiet is all about the noise in your head.