neuroscience

mind

The Anatomy of Empathy

Joel Salinas can literally feel his patients' pain. But as scientists are learning, there's more to empathy than just mirroring someone else.
Shayla Love
5.7.19
Music

This Artist with Synesthesia Sees Colors in Music and Paints Your Favourite Songs

Melissa McCracken grew up with a neurological condition that means she processes songs as colors—a gift that translates into paintings inspired by her favorite musicians.
Jess Denham
5.7.19
Drugs

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.
Shayla Love
4.2.19
mind

The Power of the Nocebo Effect

Nocebo is the evil twin of the placebo effect—and my constant companion. I set out to find out what it is, and how I could learn to harness the more positive effects of medical mind games.
Shayla Love
3.27.19
This Week in Science

Watch These Bears Mimic Each Other’s Facial Expressions

This week in science: sharing a womb with a twin brother could affect women's behavior, humans might be able to detect the Earth's magnetic field, and these bears do something we didn’t know bears could do.
Shayla Love
3.27.19
This Week in Science

Your Choices Can Be Seen in Your Brain Before You’re Conscious of Them

This week in science: taking nutritional supplements can't prevent depression, a video of a droplet doing something you've never seen water do, and researchers predicted people’s choices before they made them.
Shayla Love
3.9.19
This Week in Science

Having Frequent, Terrifying Dreams Could Mean You Have Nightmare Disorder

This week in science: A lot of people don't feel much when they take CBD, the effects of microdosing, and what goes on in the brains of people with nightmare disorder.
Shayla Love
3.5.19
This Week in Science

Does How You Look Determine Your Personality?

This week in science: the difference between men and women's brains as they get older, how your appearance influences your personality, and how birth control could affect the way women read facial expressions.
Shayla Love
2.20.19
psychedelics

Taking Ketamine Can Feel a Lot Like a Near-Death Experience

"It can generate a sense of detachment from the body and the self and, at higher doses, a full-blown dissociative experience."
Shayla Love
2.18.19
mental health

Being Attacked Changed How My Brain Works

Trauma has changed the way I perceive stress. I asked some experts how to cope.
Kate Willsky
2.12.19
This Week in Science

We're Getting Closer to Turning People’s Thoughts into Speech

This week in science: genetically modified, drug-producing chickens, the health benefits of being a morning person, and using artificial intelligence to read minds.
Shayla Love
2.4.19
This Week in Science

This Is Why You Can't Tickle Yourself

"It actually feels better when someone else is touching you."
Shayla Love
1.29.19
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