Dying brains of some animals and humans show some remarkable brain wave activity. Find out why researchers want to find out if these readings indicate some form of near death experience or hidden consciousness connected to the end of life.
Discoveries related to the human brain, the human mind and consciousness.
Brain Scans Enable Scientists to Read Minds
Brain scans from a recent study enabled scientists to decode what people were thinking. Find out how the researchers used artificial intelligence to read minds, and how this new technology might help people who can’t speak or even change how we all communicate.
Nature Walks Benefit Both Mind and Body
Nature walks are among the best ways to stay in shape. Find out why a new study found that strolling in natural settings also has essential mental health benefits.
Healthy Sleep Helps Us Process Our Emotions
Healthy sleep always makes us feel better the next day. Find out how a recent discovery may lead to more effective treatments for mood disorders, PTSD and other mental illnesses.
Sleep Problems Threaten Nurses’ Mental Health
Sleep problems are nothing new to nurses and other frontline healthcare workers, but the pandemic has made them even worse. Find out how this impacts nurses' mental health and what employers can do about it.
Brain Cells Have Mysterious Self-Organizing Ability
Brain cells have both excitatory and inhibitory roles in transmitting neural signals. Discover how they can adapt within those roles and what that could mean for treating brain disorders. (3:00 min read)
Subjective Memories Drive Our Decision-Making
Subjective memories are those vivid, emotional impressions we relive when recalling a past experience. Discover how they affect our decision-making and why they may not be in our best interest. (4:00 min read)
Alcoholism’s Brain Pathway Located By MRI Scans
Alcoholism is a widespread yet poorly understood disease. Discover how a new study locates its roots in the brain and may lead to better treatment. (4:30 min read)
Patience: Where It Comes From and Why
Patience seems to be universally valued as a virtue. Find out how a new study sheds light on how our brains regulate our capacity to delay instant gratification. (4:45 min read)
Dogmatic People Are Less Likely to Check Their Facts
Dogmatic people pose a problem. They resist ideas, and divide groups. Find out why eliminating dogmatism is more challenging than you might think. (4:30 min read)