Tag: Brain

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Fraying at the Edges

One woman’s hunt for possibility after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

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The Strange Case of the Woman Who Can’t Remember Her Past—Or Imagine Her Future

Susie Mc­Kinnon cannot hold a grudge. She is unfamiliar with the feeling of regret and oblivious to aging. She has no core memories. And yet she knows who she is.

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The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain

Phil Kennedy set out to build the ultimate brain-computer interface. In the process, he almost lost his mind.

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I Had a Stroke at 33

“When I woke up hours later, I really believed I had been in those mountains hiking — that it was not a dream. And I really had lost my voice. I had lost my words. I was unable to say, ‘I am trapped in my brain’ or, ‘My memories are mixing with imagination.’”

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Total Recall

On LeBron James’s photographic memory.

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Survivor No. 3

A day after swimming in an Arkansas water park, Kali Harding was diagnosed with a brain-eating amoeba that kills 99% of the people infects. This is the story of how she survived.

Previously: The Longform Guide to the Brain.

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Partial Recall

Can neuroscience take the pain out of painful memories?

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One More Time

Why we love repetition in music.

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The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think

A profile of cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter, who has spent the last 30 years trying to replicate the human mind.

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Safecracking the Brain

What neuroscience is learning from code-breakers and thieves.