How Mushrooms Expand Your Mind and Amplify Your Brain's Dreaming Areas

Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in mushrooms, can alter consciousness profoundly. Robin Carhart-Harris, co-author of a newly published study that examines the effects of psilocybin on brain activity, explains how his team is piecing together the mechanisms that cause its mind-expanding effects. » 7/03/14 2:30pm 7/03/14 2:30pm

Breakthrough: The first sound recordings based on reading people's minds

Neuroscientists have developed a way to listen to words you've heard, by translating brain activity directly into sound. Their findings represent a major step towards understanding how our brains make sense of speech, and are paving the way for brain implants that could one day translate your inner thoughts into… » 2/01/12 2:13pm 2/01/12 2:13pm