See Inside a Living Mouse Brain Thanks to Lasers and Carbon Nanotubes

The living brain has always been a tricky thing to study. How do you figure out what's going on without poking, prodding, and jostling the brain so much that it's not working right? A relatively non-invasive new technique developed by neuroscientists at Stanford and Massachusetts General Hospital uses a laser and… » 8/07/14 4:21pm 8/07/14 4:21pm

Brain Scans Can Predict How You'll React to a Movie Scene

CRASH! A deafening roar and the cinema screen explodes with light. The scene is certainly startling, but is this movie stirring up the right emotional reactions deep down? Rather than ask your opinion, it's now possible to cut out the middleman and go straight to your brain for the verdict. » 9/08/10 9:20pm 9/08/10 9:20pm

Inside The Mind Of An LSD User

In the name of medical research, scientists analyzed the brain activity of individuals who were in the middle of drug induced hallucinations. The conclusion is that no matter how wacky the trip, the brain activities are identical among subjects. » 10/30/09 1:40am 10/30/09 1:40am