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  • We Are Beast Machines

    We understand conscious experiences only in light of our nature as living creatures.

  • The Trouble with Brain Scans

    An aspiring cognitive scientist faces the sketchy truth about fMRI.

  • That Is Not How Your Brain Works

    Forget these scientific myths to better understand your brain and yourself.

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    Neuroscience’s Existential Crisis

    We’re mapping the brain in amazing detail—but our brain can’t understand the picture.

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    The Accident That Led to Machines That Can See

    The beauty of this breakthrough is serendipity.

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    The Spiritual Consciousness of Christof Koch

    What the neuroscientist is discovering is both humbling and frightening him.

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    We Are Beast Machines

    We understand conscious experiences only in light of our nature as living creatures.

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    Weird Dreams Train Our Brains to Be Better Learners

    For many of us over the last year and more, our waking experience has, you might say, lost a bit of its variety. We spend more time with the same people, in our homes, and go to fewer places. Our stimuli these days, in other words, aren’t very stimulating. Too much day-to-day routine, too much […]

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    Why These Children Fell into Endless Sleep

    A neurologist makes an emotional visit to understand “resignation syndrome.”

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    Here’s Where Our Minds Sharpen in Old Age

    Fluid intelligence has several aspects, and aging affects them differently.