Tag Archives: Neurology

Strange Science: Sensory Input

A good ventriloquist can make you believe that they are not the one doing the talking for their dummy. But the science behind why our brains believe that is a bit more complicated. Scientists long believed that different parts of … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Anxiety Cells and Future Treatment

Scientists have recently been studying the causes of anxiety as they are reflected in the brains of laboratory mice, and they believe that they’ve located the source of anxious feelings, along with a potential way to treat them! By studying … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Machinations of Dolphins

It’s well known that dolphins are quite intelligent, but did you know that they have been known to show forethought, an understanding of delayed gratification, and even planning? In 1993, a dolphin at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Plants Under Sedation

We know that plants are alive, but did you know that they can be sedated with the same drugs used to sedate humans? Scientists have recently published a study in the Annals of Botany that details their experiments on the effects … Continue reading

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The Inverse Polygraph: A New Device for Implanting Thought Patterns

An essay by Professor Josef Austin, as provided by Candida Spillard Art by Luke Spooner (Paper to have been submitted by Professor Josef Austin of Harvard, currently on secondment to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, to “IEEE Transactions, Medical Devices,” … Continue reading

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The Giftie

An essay by Sadie Loveday, as provided by Judith Field Art by Errow Collins O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! (Robert Burns, “To a Louse”) On my 40th birthday, I said … Continue reading

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A Piece of My Mind

An essay by Dr. David Jackson, as provided by Tom Howard Art by Errow Collins I woke up smelling ripe strawberries, then antiseptic and bleach. Small machines whirred and pumped around me, sounding familiar. I was afraid to open my … Continue reading

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Reconstructing Visual Memories from Brain Activity Using fMRI

An essay by Dr. Bertram Vu, as provided by Michael Goldstein Art by Dawn Vogel Abstract Data recorded in the visual cortices using fMRI technology can provide reconstructed visual images and video to within 95% similarity to what the subject … Continue reading

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The End of the Beginning

An essay by Professor D’arby Swanson, as provided by Sean Kavanagh Art by America Jones I stood in line at the patent office, my device, my little miracle, bundled up in its box in front of me. It didn’t look like much, … Continue reading

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In The Absence of Emotion

Editorial: Investigations of Neural Imagining and Surgical Removal of Emotional Cortexes Edward P. Muinn1, David G. Bolls,1 Felicity I. Killian1,2 and Diana Rohlman3 1Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2Department of Radiology, 3Groom Lake Publishing Services, Groom Lake, Nevada, United States … Continue reading

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