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?
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
Each concept—each person or thing in our everyday experience—may have a set of corresponding neurons assigned to it
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
To the great surprise of many, psilocybin, a potent psychedelic, reduces brain activity
Physics and neurobiology can help us understand whether we choose our own destiny
Psychology and functional brain imaging disentangle two closely related processes, attention and consciousness
Cognitive psychology is mapping the capabilities we are unaware we possess
Asking people and computers what's wrong with manipulated photos may tell if there is "anybody home"
Using optical and genetic techniques, neuroscientists have identified an "on/off" switch for aggression in the brain
Join Scientific American's contest to show why conscious humans best unconscious computers and win a recently authored book by renowned neuroscientist Christof Koch