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.
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.
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.
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.
What It's Like to Experience Constant Musical Hallucinations
Sylvia hears music playing in her head all day. She's deaf.
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.
Shrooms Could Help Scientists Better Understand Consciousness
Could that psychedelic-induced dreamlike state help scientists figure out how to better treat mental illness?
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.
I Tripped on Shrooms in VR With the 'Hallucination Machine'
"Reality was very literally melting away before my eyes."
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.
Psychedelics Can Fundamentally Change the Way You See Yourself
'Dissolving your ego' could help improve mental health.
Out of This Astral Plane
The US Army Funded Astral Projection and Hypnosis Research in the 80s
This is a real-life X-File.