neuroscience

science is cool

This Is What Happens in Your Dogs' Brain When You Talk to Them

And other science headlines you don't want to miss.
Shayla Love
4 days ago
science is cool

Research Has Probably Been Overstating How Smart Dogs Are

And other science headlines you don't want to miss.
Shayla Love
10.5.18
science is cool

When You Give An Octopus MDMA They Become Unusually Touchy-Feely

And other science headlines you don't want to miss.
Shayla Love
9.21.18
science is cool

Scientists Discovered a New Human Brain Cell

And other crazy stuff you might have missed in science news this week.
Shayla Love
8.30.18
Brains on trial

Can Neuroscience Predict How Likely Someone Is to Commit Another Crime?

Researchers propose using brain imaging technology to improve risk assessments—tools to help courts determine appropriate sentencing, probation, and parole. It's controversial to say the least.
Andrew R. Calderon
8.15.18
Your Brain

There's a Chemical In Your Brain That Makes You Want More

Dopamine has been described as just a pleasure molecule, but that's a common misconception.
Shayla Love
8.14.18
The High Life

What Weed and Cocaine Do to Memory

"Your memory is really your identity. Your own history, your own desires, your own fears.”
Shayla Love
8.8.18
Autism

People Who Think They’re Autism Experts Actually Know the Least About It

Do anti-vaxxers even understand what autism is?
Jesse Hicks
7.10.18
Your Brain

What Happens When Your Brain Loses Its Grip on Reality

People who confabulate experience a true confusion of reality, past memories, and identities.
Shayla Love
6.21.18
mind

Ecstasy’s Risks to the Average User May Be Less Severe Than Previously Thought

Past research on MDMA has contained some noteworthy flaws.
Jesse Hicks
6.20.18
mind

What it Means if You Have a Horrible Sense of Direction

A number of factors—including anxiety and confidence—play a role.
Jessica Dore
6.13.18
mental health

Narcolepsy Gave Me Disturbing Spiritual Visions

"A miracle and a disorder met at a perfect confluence of science and faith."
Virgie Townsend
5.11.18