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Sleeping While Awake

Sleeping While Awake

During microsleep, the entire brain nods off so briefly that we often don’t notice it. Now research shows that individual neurons in the brain can slumber, too, especially when we are sleep-deprived 

October 31, 2016 — Christof Koch
Constructing the Modern Mind

Constructing the Modern Mind

From Aristotle to Watson, views on the mind, brain and soul have evolved. A brilliant new book adds perspective

May 2, 2016 — Christof Koch

Is Consciousness Universal?

Panpsychism, the ancient doctrine that consciousness is universal, offers some lessons in how to think about subjective experience today

January 1, 2014 — Christof Koch

What Do Babies Really Know?

A new study finds a possible brain signature of consciousness in infants as young as five months

September 1, 2013 — Christof Koch

Special Edition: Mysteries of the Mind