The Genius of Our Lizard Brain
Emotions don’t get in the way of rational thought, says Antonio Damasio. They make it possible.
When Algorithms Are Running the Asylum
Psychiatry’s biggest breakthrough in decades might come from machines that don’t need to understand the mind at all.
Stop Taking Adderall, Start Playing Video Games
Doctors could soon prescribe screen time for children with ADHD.
The Plot Thickens in the Gnarly Story of IQ and Genetics
Researchers are finding new links between specific genes and intelligence. Can we use this knowledge to make people smarter?
Makers of the World, Unite
Cory Doctorow’s novel “Walkaway” envisions a future in which the jobless masses co-opt automation technologies to ensure their freedom.
When Computers Read Your Mind, You’ll Need a Great Passthought
Berkeley researchers may have the perfect authentication device — assuming you’re okay with a computer analyzing your thoughts.
For a Brain-Computer Interface to Work, Are Holograms the Only Hope?
Hardware visionary Mary Lou Jepsen’s next act is to read your mind—no implants required.
Curious Robots Will Teach Us About Ourselves
Machines programmed to explore could lead to smarter AI — and show us how to unlock capacities lying dormant in our own brains.
Anorexia may originate in your gut and your DNA, not in fashion magazines. by Christina Farr