Shocks to the brain temporarily rouse people from vegetative states

After undergoing transcranial direct current stimulation, patients in a minimally conscious state exhibited signs of increased awareness and even the ability to communicate. The effect didn't last long — but the insights gleaned could lead to more effective interventions. » 2/27/14 2:20pm 2/27/14 2:20pm

Is it time we got over the taboo against human enhancement?

Slate writer Will Oremus has put together a fairly revealing article about how easy it’s becoming to supercharge our brains, prompting him to wonder why there’s still so much push-back against the idea of technologically enhancing ourselves. » 4/02/13 2:27pm 4/02/13 2:27pm