The human brain is capable of great things, just not this.
During tests, the treatment made sufferers of arachnophobia way less scared of spiders than those given a placebo.
An abnormality of a little-understood part of the brain might be the cause.
Adding yet more science to the realm of sham medicine.
PBA is a brain disorder that causes hysterical crying in happy people, and uncontrollable laughter in sad people. We interviewed one of the doctors leading the research into this strange and oddly damaging phenomenon.
The "memory wars" aren't over.
In _Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind_, mind-erasing researchers try to perish the heartbroken thoughts of a jilted lover using mementos from his former relationship. Recently, at a lab at the University of Michigan, scientists also asked test...