Let’s Not Overstretch Neuroplasticity
Sure, your brain is more dynamic than once thought. But harnessing those powers is tricky.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s On! The Race to Wire the Brain
Bryan Johnson is convinced that human intelligence needs an upgrade. So he’s putting up $100 million to make it happen.