One woman’s hunt for possibility after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
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.
Phil Kennedy set out to build the ultimate brain-computer interface. In the process, he almost lost his mind.
“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.’”
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.
Getting clean with a three-day trip.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Addiction.
Do jellyfish have minds?
A profile of cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter, who has spent the last 30 years trying to replicate the human mind.