SA Special Editions Vol 32 Issue 2

Special Edition

Volume 32, Issue 2

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Some People Who Appear to Be in a Coma May Actually Be Conscious

Brain scans reveal that some people who can’t speak or move are aware of the world around them

How the Brain 'Constructs' the Outside World

Neural activity probes your physical surroundings to select just the information needed to survive and flourish

Electrodes That Stimulate the Brain Reveal the Roots of Conscious Experience

Applying electric currents reveals the function of varying brain regions and helps to alleviate neurological disorders

Talk Therapies Take On a Vital Role in Treating Schizophrenia

Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps to treat symptoms of schizophrenia for which drugs are ineffective

Damage to a Protective Shield around the Brain May Lead to Alzheimer's and Other Diseases

The blood-brain barrier deteriorates with aging, but animal studies indicate repairs can make old brains look young again

How the Mind Emerges from the Brain's Complex Networks

The new discipline of network neuroscience yields a picture of how mental activity arises from carefully orchestrated interactions among different brain areas

The Neuroscience of Reality

Reality is constructed by the brain, and no two brains are exactly alike

In Search of the Brain's Social Road Maps

Neural circuits that track our whereabouts in space and time may also play vital roles in determining how we relate to other people

Adolescent Brains Are Wired to Want Status and Respect: That's an Opportunity for Teachers and Parents

Advances in neuroscience and psychology could lead to real-world benefits in education and mental health

Acting Out Dreams Predicts Parkinson's and Other Brain Diseases

Enacted dreams could be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease

Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease, Helping Doctors to Focus Treatments

The causes of long COVID, which disables millions, may come together in the brain and nervous system

Babies Are Born with an Innate Number Sense

Plato was right: newborns do math

How the Brain Reads Faces

Brain regions that process faces reveal deep insights into the neural mechanisms of vision


From the Editor
The Final Frontier Is Right Here
Mind Matters
Your Response to Stress Improves as You Grow Older
How Our Brain Preserves Our Sense of Self
Printing a Brain Aneurysm in a Dish
This Protein Could Boost Brain Function without Exercise
Your Brain Could Be Controlling How Sick You Get--and How You Recover
Deep Sleep Gives Your Brain a Deep Clean
The Science of Health
Your Body Has a Clever Way to Detect How Much Water You Should Drink Every Day
Why Do Mental Illnesses--from Depression to Schizophrenia--Raise the Risk of Dementia?