The Longform Guide to the Brain
Experimental neuroscience, everlasting consciousness, and conjoined minds — our favorite articles about the brain.
What the sensation of an uncontrollable itch can tell us about how the brain operates.
Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind?
The shared life of Tatiana and Krista Hogan.
The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality
How some scientists are turning to connectomes—maps of the brain’s neural circuitry—to make the case for brain preservation, mind uploading, and eternal life.
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.
As Good as Dead
Is there really such a thing as brain death?
The Brain on Trial
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.
Mrs. Kelly's Monster
Edna Kelly’s brain goes under the knife.