Let’s Not Overstretch Neuroplasticity
Sure, your brain is more dynamic than once thought. But harnessing those powers is tricky.
This Artist Shows Why Science is Too Important to Be Left to Scientists
Lucy McRae provokes us to vividly imagine alternate futures.
Keep Running, Never Get Over the Hill
Elite athletes are now maintaining their level of performance in their 40s and beyond. What can they teach the rest of us?
Shake Up the Snow Globe in Your Mind
Michael Pollan explores the neuroscience of psychedelics in this excerpt from his new book.
Our Genetic Legacy
I am not afraid of the prospect of editing human genes. If we do it thoughtfully, it can be a gift to future generations.
5 Films About the Neobiological Revolution to Put in Your Queue
Get inspired by documentaries on food, human performance, and more.
The Genius of Our Lizard Brain
Emotions don’t get in the way of rational thought, says Antonio Damasio. They make it possible.
The NEO.LIFE Holiday Gift Guide
Fifteen new things that promote fitness, celebrate science, and make self improvement a bit more stimulating.
A Composer and a Neuroscientist Walk into a Bar …
In “The Runaway Species,” Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman try to unlock the secrets of creativity. by Michael Hawley
Why We Loved “Orphan Black”
A thriller about cloning, gene editing, and bioengineering is the perfect show for our times.
The Audacity of Synthetic Biologists
Sophia Roosth puts big questions to the people who are reviving extinct species and building organisms from scratch.