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.
As any dedicated dog owner will tell you, canines often appear to grasp the emotional content of what's being said to them. An unprecedented brain scanning study now shows this is likely true — and that this capability pre-dates domestication.
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…
Scientists this week published a study that reveals what the human brain looks like under the influence of psilocybin, the hallucinogenic chemical found in magic mushrooms.
It seems like every week a new study comes along touting the new ways scientists can "read your mind." How exactly do scientists and doctors manage to peer inside your skull? Find out in this handy guide to brain scans.