The growing science of memory manipulation raises social and ethical questions

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The brains of college football players showed signs of “fraying” after a season of play

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Deep Brain Stimulation

August 14, 2019

DBS is an incredibly promising intervention for intractable neurological and psychiatric illness. What are the risks?

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They float in ordinary lab dishes, no more eye-catching than a plain beige lentil, and often so delicate they shrivel up and die if temperatures or food or the very air around them deviates from Goldilocks perfection. No wonder scientists coddle such “organoids”

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If someone is going to revolutionize what it means to be human, do we want it to be a tech titan?

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And Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace. If you haven’t been paying attention, brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) that allow people to control robotic arms with their thoughts might sound like science fiction. But science and engineering efforts have already turned it into reality

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Experts say they just might

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“I felt like I was being attacked by this invisible enemy,” Witt says. “It was nothing that I asked for, and I didn’t even know how to battle it.” So he channeled his frustration into music and art that depicted his pain. It was “a way I could express myself,” he says. “It was liberating.”

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