We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the facts and fiction

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Who wouldn’t be tempted by a drug that might make it easier to keep up in a world that runs at overwhelming speed? Evidently, many people agree. The proportion of Americans using Adderall, and other “study drugs” like Ritalin and Vyvanse, is increasing rapidly

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US military research suggests that electrodes can compensate for damaged tissue

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The U.S. Army has kicked out more than 22,000 soldiers since 2009 for “misconduct,” after they returned from Iraq and Afghanistan and were diagnosed with mental health disorders and traumatic brain injuries. That means many of those soldiers are not receiving the crucial treatment or retirement and health care benefits they would have received with an honorable discharge

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It may sound like a strange idea to do nothing unless the driver does something, but it neatly sidesteps the complexities of autonomous car ethics that are currently causing auto manufacturers, researchers and philosophers plenty of headaches

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Isn’t It Shocking?

October 28, 2015

Experimenter, with Peter Sarsgaard in the title role of Stanley Milgram, isn’t perfect — and we’ll consider some of the problems shortly. But it is an ambitious and thoughtful film that incorporates more of the social psychologist’s work than his famous — or notorious — research on obedience

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A curious result hints at the possibility dementia is caused by fungal infection

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