Tag: neuroscience

21 articles
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Aneurysm

The intricacies of a delicate operation.

Excerpted from Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

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How One Brain Came Back From Unconsciousness

Chronicling 1,541 days with a car accident survivor.

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Life Lines

Lonnie Sue Johnson is an artist who can’t retain a memory for longer than a minute or two.

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The First Year

A baby’s brain needs love to develop.

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Phineas Gage, Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient

The railroad foreman’s brain was pierced by a tamping iron. He lived to tell the tale.

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Remember This

Inside the minds of two people, one with the world’s best memory and one with the world’s worst.

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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.

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How The Light Gets Out

“In the computer age, it is not hard to imagine how a computing machine might construct, store and spit out the information that ‘I am alive, I am a person, I have memories, the wind is cold, the grass is green,’ and so on. But how does a brain become aware of those propositions? ”

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Detachment

On the scientific research of Romanian orphans.

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Beautiful Brains

On the minds of teenagers.