From Aristotle to Watson, views on mind, brain and soul have evolved. A brilliant new book adds perspective
A form of encephalitis that caused both wakefulness and profound somnolence reveals much about our inner clocks
Turns out some species are better endowed than we are in key cognitive regions
The search to grasp how A.I. neural networks process photos yields insights and weirdness
A philosopher worries about computers’ ever accelerating abilities to outpace human skills
Artificial intelligence is coming of age and challenging our belief that being smart and being conscious go hand-in-hand
Our ability to provide rapid, accurate answers engages a small area in the brain’s basal ganglia, a hub for learning and automatic behaviors
An imagined conversation explores perspectives on the brain and consciousness
What happens in the brain when you see—really “see”—a friend's smile or scowl
Could a thin, enigmatic layer of nerve cells be a key component of the networks generating conscious experience?
The movie Her makes a compelling case for a computer program with feelings. Is that actually possible?
What is consciousness? A neuroscientist's new book argues that it arises when information is broadcast throughout the brain
Panpsychism, the ancient doctrine that consciousness is universal, offers some lessons in how to think about subjective experience today
A new study finds a possible brain signature of consciousness in infants as young as five months
An encounter with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the scientific study of meditation
An electromagnetic gadget to measure the level of consciousness
Silicon “eyes” to help people with deteriorating vision are around the corner
Functional MRI can peer inside your brain and watch you watching a YouTube clip
What can we learn about consciousness from anesthetized patients?
New research sheds light--literally--on recall mechanisms