New compounds identified that may treat depression rapidly with few side effects

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The compounds could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications.

Consciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory

Posted in Science on 25th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Consciousness is far less powerful than people believe, serving as a passive conduit rather than exerting control, according to a new theory.

Self-awareness not unique to mankind

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

A study has found that humans and other animals capable of mentally simulating environments require at least a primitive sense of self.

A big step toward mapping the human brain

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

The Allen Institute for Brain Science, a key player in the BRAIN Initiative, has launched a database of neuronal cell types as a first step toward understanding the brain.

First results in from psychologys largest reproducibility test to date

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Results posted online on 24 April, which have not yet been peer-reviewed, suggest that key findings from only 39 of 100 published studies could be reproduced.