Last week, Ms. Bueso received a letter from the United States government that told her she would face deportation if she did not leave the country within 33 days, an order described by her doctor, lawyer and mother as tantamount to a “death sentence.”

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One way that scientists can non-invasively study the human brain is by growing “mini-brains,” clusters of brain cells each about the size of a pea, in the lab. In a fascinating progression of this line of research, a team this week reports that they observed human-like brainwaves from these organoids

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General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. But now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under

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To make headway on the mystery of consciousness, some researchers are trying a rigorous new way to test competing theories

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Jonathan Moreno writes, “Over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed an apparent reluctance among the U.S. government agencies that fund neuroscience to be associated with projects that explicitly describe work on the nature of consciousness…”

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Scientists have become increasingly adept at creating brain organoids – which are essentially miniature human brains grown in the laboratory from stem cells

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Will thinking bots like the ones on HBO’s hit series ever be a thing?

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Understanding unconsciousness

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