Category Archives: Consciousness

Your Brain in 2050: Closing the Gap Between Sci-Fi and Reality

I am a huge fan of the sci-fi genre. I have read Cat’s Cradle, Ender’s Game, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and seen movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Matrix more times than I care to … Continue reading

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Brainwave: The Firefighter

When I have a lot on my mind I go for a long run to clear my head. Clearing the mind of anxieties, fears, and thoughts is therapeutic and we all have outlets that can help us. Some people chase … Continue reading

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Neuroethics: Consciousness, End of Life Decisions

Panelists at an International Neuroethics Society event tackled complex and difficult questions about treating patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.
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We sleep, why again?

In the October issue of the Report on Progress, titled “Why is Sleep So Important?,” Giulio Tononi, M.D., Ph.D., and Chiara Cirelli, M.D., Ph.D., discuss the effects sleep has on the human brain. The sleeping brain is almost as active as … Continue reading

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New Report on Progress

The latest Report on Progress explores current research on comas.
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