The Trickiest Brain Exploration of All
Karl Deisseroth developed astounding technologies that light up the brain and render it transparent. Yet some of his most compelling breakthroughs still come from listening to patients.
The Shocking Thing About the Brain
An electrical-stimulation technology with promising new uses comes from a dark age that still has a lot to teach us.
Shake Up the Snow Globe in Your Mind
Michael Pollan explores the neuroscience of psychedelics in this excerpt from his new book.
I Study the Female Brain. Here’s What “The Female Brain” Gets Wrong.
Researching orgasms gives this reviewer some perspective on the new comedy by Whitney Cummings.
Masturbation as Medicine
Too hot for UCLA: Nicole Prause wants you to have more orgasms … so she can study them.
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.