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Specific Brain Damage Stops Nicotine Addiction

Smokers who sustain damage to the part of the brain called the insula have their addiction to nicotine virtually vanish. The finding could point the way to better treatments for nicotine addiction and addiction in general...

January 26, 2007

Cutting Back On Surgical Errors

Researchers are developing a system for constant monitoring of nerves during surgery to set an alarm if a scalpel goes somewhere it doesn't belong.

January 10, 2007

Tiny Technology and Talking Turkey

In this episode, Scientific American's "SA 50" research leader of the year, MIT's Angela Belcher, discusses her work using viruses and other organisms to help create nanoelectronics. Animal behaviorist and turkey expert Richard Buchholz brings us up to date on some turkey science...

November 22, 2006 — Steve Mirsky

Demon-Haunted Brain

If the brain mediates all experience, then paranormal phenomena are nothing more than neuronal events

February 10, 2003 — Michael Shermer