The False Science of Cryonics

September 16, 2015

What the nervous system of the roundworm tells us about freezing brains and reanimating human minds

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If Hollywood movies are your only guide to Artificial Intelligence, we face a terrifying future in which machines become so clever that they dominate or even destroy us

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Revolutionizing Prosthetics program achieves goal of restoring sensation

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Cancer claimed Kim Suozzi at age 23, but she chose to have her brain preserved with the dream that neuroscience might one day revive her mind

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A new paper looking at Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases finds a surprising answer to where our identity lies

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Brain plaques may have been seeded by contaminated hormone extracts from cadavers

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In the Blink of an Eye

September 8, 2015

Some people suffer eye pain so excruciating they feel suicidal, yet ophthalmologists see nothing wrong. Meet the 82-year-old doctor whose radical idea about the real source of this pain is turning heads

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Aphantasia

August 26, 2015

A life without mental images. Close your eyes and imagine walking along a sandy beach and then gazing over the horizon as the Sun rises. How clear is the image that springs to mind?
Most people can readily conjure images inside their head – known as their mind’s eye

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