How the Brain Perceives Fear
Targeting a key molecule that helps the brain process sensory threats could lead to new treatments for PTSD, migraines, and autism.
The Bleeding Edge of Itch Research
Scientists have been scratching at the familiar, annoying phenomenon long enough now to produce a new crop of promising itch drugs.
Your Brain at the Moment of Death
Resuscitation expert Sam Parnia studies near death experiences—and how your brain can give you access to new dimensions of reality.
Rethinking Serotonin Reuptake
A new study questions whether depression is really caused by a chemical imbalance.
Listen to Your Body… or Don’t
What can the science of interoception teach us about diagnosing and treating mental illness?
An AI-Powered Test for Early Dementia
New software to catch signs of cognitive decline earlier could help reduce the risk of dementia.
Tune in, Turn on, Zap Out
One writer reflects on what she learned from a month of neurostimulation for depression, energy, and meditation.
5 Ways to Prepare for the Dementia Pandemic
Digital tools, early detection, and better insurance policies can address the coming wave of cognitive decline.
Do Psychedelics Need Psychiatrists?
As psychedelic drugs are poised to join the mainstream, what is the role of the prescriber?