It’s been a weird day for weird science. Not long after researchers claimed victory in performing a head transplant on a monkey, the US military’s blue-sky R&D agency announced a completely insane plan to build a chip that would enable the human brain to communicate directly with computers. What is this weird, surreal future?

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The plan to perform a human head transplant is on track, says Sergio Canavero, after successful experiments on monkeys and mice

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Georgina Campelia on what the philosophy of empathy can learn from mirror neurons

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The culture of American football and the values of football players present a daunting challenge to medical professionals trying to make the game safer.

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Implicated in everything from traumatic brain injury to learning ability, boredom has become extremely interesting to scientists

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Anatomy Of Addiction

January 11, 2016

How heroine and opioids hijack the brain

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Benjamin Zand: The use of so-called smart drugs is growing in popularity. But do they work?

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The league, which in 2012 pledged $30 million to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health for the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy is not funding any part of this research

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