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The Science of Bouncing Back from Trauma 

What causes us to move on from traumatic experiences? Psychologists are finding it’s not always about bouncing back—sometimes we have to feel our whole world fall to pieces. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • March 7, 2019
Science

Would You Upload Your Brain to the Cloud? 

Scientists are in hot pursuit of the "the connectome"—the map of the 86-billion-neuron, 100-trillion-synapse human brain that would allow your brainware to be recreated in digital form. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • September 6, 2018
Science

Mind Vs. Brain 

Scientists insist on talking about the brain while the rest of us talk about the mind. Sharon Begley sizes up the two sides of the mind/brain conversation. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • July 24, 2018
The Brain

You Had Me at Hello 

Why is it that we seem to get along with some people right off the bat? Is it just because you happen to like the same kind of music, or are there deeper reasons to find yourself on the same wavelength? Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • June 25, 2018
Science

The Quest to Live Forever 

Some scientists are working on making the last stages of life a little healthier, others are trying to extend life, and still others are hoping to make death obsolete. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • April 30, 2018
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