A 1961 essay speculated on where research into the physical basis of thinking and communication might eventually lead.
Fundamental discoveries about the nature of memory could lead to new treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, and anxiety.
The neuroscientist Antonio Damasio explains how minds emerge from emotions and feelings.
Drugs for psychiatric illnesses aren’t very effective. But new research is offering renewed hope for better medicines.
In a remarkable study, a paralyzed woman used her mind to control a robotic arm. If only there were a realistic way to get this technology out of the lab and into real life.
Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making may not topple Descartes, but they could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.
How does the brain speak to itself?
A startup has developed a contraceptive chip that could be deactivated and reactivated using a wireless remote.
How a California father made an end run around medicine to decode his son’s DNA.
Apple is betting that self-tracking will become more common, and more clinically important.