consciousness

Weed

Cannabis Users Might Need More Anesthesia in Medical Procedures

They needed 14 percent more fentanyl and 220.5 percent more propofol during procedures like endoscopies or colonoscopies.
Shayla Love
4.15.19
The Most Unknown

Our Experience of Reality Is a Bunch of Hallucinations We Collectively Agree On

Anil Seth, a neuroscientist and director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex, researches the biological basis of the otherwise ethereal topic of consciousness.
Ankita Rao
10.11.18
The Most Unknown

Scientists Still Don’t Totally Understand What It Means to Be Conscious

Axel Cleeremans, a psychologist and researcher, has spent the last 30 years trying to figure it out.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.6.18
body

This Is What It's Like to Care for Someone Who is in a Coma

Nurses are often tasked with everything from feeding to physical therapy to toilet care.
Mark Hay
7.31.18
mind

What It's Like to Experience Constant Musical Hallucinations

Sylvia hears music playing in her head all day. She's deaf.
Helen Thomson
6.27.18
Your Brain

Mental Health Research Needs More People to Donate Their Brains

At a certain point, we need to turn to the human brain for answers about human mental illness.
Shayla Love
5.3.18
psychedelics

Shrooms Could Help Scientists Better Understand Consciousness

Could that psychedelic-induced dreamlike state help scientists figure out how to better treat mental illness?
Lea Surugue
5.3.18
Your Brain

We Need to Stop Talking About the Brain Like It's Separate From the Body

We think that the brain is more powerful, mysterious, and self-contained than it really is.
Shayla Love
3.20.18
mental health

I Tripped on Shrooms in VR With the 'Hallucination Machine'

"Reality was very literally melting away before my eyes."
Simon Doherty
12.19.17
Holy Shit

Nerve Implant Partially Restores Man’s Consciousness After 15-Year Vegetative State

A "pacemaker for the brain" may help people in a persistent vegetative state partially regain consciousness.
Jesse Hicks
9.25.17
mental health

Psychedelics Can Fundamentally Change the Way You See Yourself

'Dissolving your ego' could help improve mental health.
Jesse Hicks
8.9.17
Out of This Astral Plane

The US Army Funded Astral Projection and Hypnosis Research in the 80s

This is a real-life X-File.
Caroline Haskins
7.22.17
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