Lonnie Sue Johnson is an artist who can’t retain a memory for longer than a minute or two.
The railroad foreman’s brain was pierced by a tamping iron. He lived to tell the tale.
Inside the minds of two people, one with the world’s best memory and one with the world’s worst.
A profile of cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter, who has spent the last 30 years trying to replicate the human mind.
What neuroscience is learning from code-breakers and thieves.
“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? ”
On living without memories.
Eagleman, a neuroscientist, describes how groundbreaking advances in the science of brain have changed our understanding of volition in criminal acts, and may erode the underpinnings of our justice system.