The ways in which brains differ from one another show up in the ways their owners perceive the world
Although we rarely remember our nighttime reveries, they may hold the key to consciousness
What stays with us, and what we forget, depends in part on how well our neurons keep time
The flip side to every ending is a new beginning. We asked the visionary scientists on our advisory board what new trends will shape the decades to come
When you are facing a tricky task, your view of the world may not be as accurate as you think
Genetic intervention cures color blindness in monkeys
A combination of genetics and optics gives brain scientists an unprecedented ability to dissect the circuits of the mind
Direct stimulation of the arousal centers in patients may restore awareness
Neurosurgeons evoke an intention to act during brain surgery
Does sentience appear in the womb, at birth or during early childhood?
Is complexity the secret to sentience, to a panpsychic view of consciousness?
Suppression and dissociation, two psychoanalytic defense mechanisms, are now studied by modern neuroscience
One sign of progress in unraveling the mind-body problem is the development of new and ingenious ways to measure consciousness
Bees display a remarkable range of talents—abilities that in a mammal such as a dog we would associate with consciousness
Clever experiments root out nooks and crannies in the brain that are hidden from your conscious awareness
Gambling may offer a way to test conscious awareness without disturbing it
Is consciousness a seamless experience or a string of fleeting images, like frames of a movie? The emerging answer will determine whether the way we perceive the world is illusory
It is Now Being Explored Through the Visual System--Requiring a Close Collaboration Among Psychologists, Neuroscientists and Theorists
It can now be approached by scientific investigation of the visual system. The solution will require a close collaboration among psychologists, neuroscientists and theorists
How do nerve cells process the information they receive from the environment? Studies of cells in the eye that interpret movement may define a mechanism involved in many other neural operations...