brains

Health

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."
Dr. Rahul Jandial
12.29.17
Science

This Neuroscientist Wants Researchers to Study More Female Brains

Most non-human test subjects are male. Aarthi Gobinath wants to change that.
Michael Ruffolo
12.8.17
Sex

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.
Mark Hay
6.29.17
Stuff

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

It felt medieval when I put her in pins. It was my first time peeling down scalp and opening the skull of living human, a thrill unlike any other. Ten years and thousands of surgeries later, the experience is still branded into my own head.
Dr. Rahul Jandial
10.23.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Dogs Can Actually Understand What You're Saying to Them, Study Says

You aren't tricking your dog when you talk about the vet in an excitable tone.
VICE Staff
8.30.16
Stuff

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.
Trevor Risk
8.21.16
Stuff

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.
Kate Richardson
4.23.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

You Can’t Sleep in a Hotel Because Your Brain Is in Survival Mode

According to science.
Mike Pearl
4.22.16
Art

Art, Science, and Folklore Tackle the Mysteries of Human Consciousness

Delve into the oddities of human consciousness at 'States of Mind,' a new exhibit at London's Wellcome Collection.
Kevin Holmes
2.8.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Male Brains and Female Brains Look Pretty Much the Same, According to Science

The differences between the "male brain" and the "female brain" are less distinct than we thought, according to a new study.
VICE Staff
12.1.15
Stuff

How Cannibals Might Cure Degenerative Brain Diseases

The Kore tribe in Papua New Guinea ate its dead during a prion epidemic called kuru. Eventually, many of the cannibals developed a resistance to kuru altogether.
Mark Hay
9.6.15
tech

There Is Now a Brain Implant that Can Control Emotions Wirelessly

But can human beings be trusted to be in complete control over their emotional reality?
Josiah Hesse
8.16.15
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