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8.21.18

Scientists Dosed an Artificial Brain With Meth

Organ Chip models enable researchers to directly observe physiological processes and responses.

1.18.18

Experts Explain Why You Laugh When You Shouldn't

Like, really shouldn't.

12.29.17

Saving the Brain of a Shooting Victim on New Year's Eve

After the ball dropped, a man walked into the hospital with a hole in his head. My main concern as a neurosurgeon was that he would be a "talk and die."

12.10.17

This Neuroscientist Wants Researchers to Study More Female Brains

Most non-human test subjects are male. Aarthi Gobinath wants to change that.

10.19.17

Kourtney Kardashian Was Right, We Should All Move to a Farm

Cool news, the city is killing you and making you depressed.

10.17.17
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7.25.17

Why Ketamine is the Best Drug on Earth

An emergency-room doctor explains why he routinely sticks his patients in the K-hole.

6.30.17

Orgasms on Demand May Soon Be a Reality

Scientists have been trying to deliver a so-called orgasm button for decades. How close they are to realizing one is up for debate.

5.3.17

The Scientific Reason You Were So Desperate to Fit In as a Teen

There's a reason teens are so bewildering to non-teens: Their brains are literally wired differently.

10.24.16

Cracking the Cranial Vault: What It Feels Like to Perform Brain Surgery

It was my first time peeling down scalp and opening the skull of living human, a thrill unlike any other.

8.21.16

The Rare Condition That Makes You Instantly Forget What Friends and Lovers Look Like

With a rare neurological condition called aphantasia, my inner thoughts are only vague sounds and facts—no pictures, tastes, textures, or smells.

4.24.16

I Have a Rare Visual Disorder That’s Like Being on Psychedelics All the Time

"It's a really unique kind of brain problem," says neurologist Dr. Jason Barton.

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