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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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Early Morning Classes Are Bad for College Students, Study Says

Some neuroscientists want universities to schedule classes later so you won't have to wake up to catch that 8 AM.
Drew Schwartz
4.19.17
Motherboard

This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Why People Who See UFOs Feel So Good

Most scientists dismiss ufology, the study of UFOs, as a pseudoscience. Dr. Bob Davis wants to change that.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.19.17
Motherboard

Spending Time Around Traffic Is Literally Destroying Your Brain

New research finds a marked increase in dementia among those living by busy roadways.
Michael Byrne
1.22.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

There's Only Room in Your Brain for Five Best Friends, Says Science

Turns out it doesn't matter how many Facebook friends you have, because your brain only has room for five BFFs.
VICE Staff
5.2.16
News

This Neuroscientist Argues That Addiction Is Not a Disease and Rehab Is Bullshit

Marc Lewis, a former drug addict and current neuroscientist, says the medical model of treating addiction needs to be challenged.
Neil Sharma
12.4.15
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
News

Ben Carson Is V. Chill

The former pediatric neurosurgeon is the literal sleeper candidate of the Republican presidential race.
Allie Conti
9.17.15
Stuff

Scientifically, Does Gaydar Actually Exist?

Scientific studies of gaydar show that its horribly inaccurate. But that's OK. You might not need it soon.
Mike Pearl
8.17.15
Stuff

Lie Detector Brain Scans Could Be the Future of Murder Trials

As Gary Smith prepares to go into his third (and likely final) trial for the murder of Mike McQueen, VICE takes a look at the cutting edge lie detector that could have shifted the balance in Smith's favor.
David Cox
5.23.15
Stuff

Dr. James Fallon Makes Being a Psychopath Look Like Fun

"In a sense, we need psychopathy. We don’t need full-blown psychopath dangerous fuckers, but having a prevalence of psychopathic traits is associated with leadership. It’s in presidents, and prime ministers, and in people who take risks."
Roc Morin
10.5.14
tech

Can MDMA Make You Racist?

Everyone's favorite club drug can stir up all kinds of bad feelings.
Nick Chowdrey
4.3.14