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The Neuroscience of Lucid Dreams

Lucid dreams are perhaps the most bizarre perceptual experience one can have. You are asleep and dreaming, but suddenly you realize that it's all just a dream.

January 31, 2015 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Hello and Welcome to the Scicurious Brain!!

Hi Everyone! Scicurious here, and thrilled to be blogging with the fine folks you will see introduced over the next few days. I am a post-doc in neuroscience at a fancy R1 university, and I have a PhD in physiology from another fancy place...

July 5, 2011 — Scicurious
Statistical Flaw Punctuates Brain Research in Elite Journals

Statistical Flaw Punctuates Brain Research in Elite Journals

Neuroscientists need a statistics refresher. That is the message of a new analysis in Nature Neuroscience that shows that more than half of 314 articles on neuroscience in elite journals   during an 18-month period failed to take adequate measures to ensure that statistically significant study results were not, in fact, erroneous...

March 27, 2014 — Gary Stix

New Clues to Just How Much the Adult Brain Can Change

Popular neuroscience books have made much in recent years of the possibility that the adult brain is capable of restoring lost function or even enhancing cognition through sustained mental or physical activities...

July 14, 2014 — Gary Stix

Do Dogs Fall for Magic Tricks?

Animals can be deceived, but do animals feel wonderment, awe, or sense that they have experienced the impossible?

September 11, 2014 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Your Brain on Thanks

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It may not have the cache of winter holidays or the Cash! Yay! of a birthday, but it is the best feel-good holiday of the year.

November 27, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik

Why Julianne Moore and Taylor Swift See That Dress Differently

I don't think that the reason people see the dress differently from each other is an interesting brain process. Rather, it is a mundane differences in how people have viewed the image on their electronic display screens (phones, tablets, laptops, etc)...

February 27, 2015 — Stephen L. Macknik
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine