Highlights from Neuroscience 2013

The massive annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience brought together tens of thousands of researchers exploring the workings of mind and brain

Is Mindfulness Good for Everything? Maybe Not for Learning to Ride a Bike
Preliminary data from a new study rattles the consensus view on the benefits of mindfulness

My Brain Made Me Pull the Trigger
Neuroscience has entered the courtroom in a big way, despite what academic experts believe about the use of brain scans at trial

A Blind Person Understands the Way a Sighted Friend “Sees” the World
Neuroscientists are exploring how sensory inputs shape subjective mental states

How Many Friends Can Your Brain Handle?
Certain brain areas are enlarged in people with larger social networks

Creativity, Madness and Drugs
Would we have Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven today if the tormented author had taken lithium to suppress his bipolar illness?

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