Mind-altering drugs such as MDMA could be used to cure PTSD

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Post-traumatic stress disorder in the U.S. has reached crisis levels. About 8 percent of Americans experience PTSD; for veterans, that number is 30 percent.

Blood pressure medicine may improve conversational skills of individuals with autism

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

The neurodevelopmental disorder impairs communication and can be treated with medications and therapies, but there is no cure.

Do we have free will?

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Neuroscientists run the ultimate experiment to find out: a "duel" between human and brain-to-computer interface (BCI).

Can virtual reality help keep astronauts sane in space?

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Folks may one day spend years cooped up in a spacecraft with no option to stroll along a beach or meadow, and that could wear on their psychological states.

Brain scans show compulsive gamers have hyperconnected neural networks

Posted in Games on 29th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between brain networks, that could help players respond to new information.