Harvard Medical School is testing a new design of a brain implant meant to restore vision to the blind

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A group of researchers in Germany and Sweden recruited 39 competitive male chess players, who had an average IQ of 127 and an average chess Elo rating of about 1700 (an above-average rating in the system used to determine serious players’ skill level). They divided the group to test their performance after consuming either 200 mg of modafinil, 20 mg of ritalin, 200 mg of caffeine, or a placebo.

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Jonathan Moreno: A new U.S. strategic doctrine called the third offset poses an important challenge for the field of neuroethics. The neuroethical issues related to national security were not among those discussed at the Dana Foundation’s landmark “Mapping the Field” conference in 2002

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Mario Macis answers our questions about the behavioral and neuroscientific experimental study, at the intersection of ethics, economics and neuroscience, he is undertaking with Vikram Chib, and Jeffrey Kahn

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Pregnancy changes a woman’s brain, altering the size and structure of areas involved in perceiving the feelings and perspectives of others, according to a first-of-its-kind study published on Monday

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It’s been a tool of war from the start. What could once only be imagined in science fiction is now increasingly coming to fruition: Drones can be flown by human brains’ thoughts. Pharmaceuticals can help soldiers forget traumatic experiences or produce feelings of trust to encourage confession in interrogation

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The effort aimed at identifying criminals from their mugshots raises serious ethical issues about how we should use artificial intelligence

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When it comes to brainpower, we humans think our minds are the bees’ knees – but are we really much smarter than other animals?

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