In keeping with this week's theme of free will and consciousness, Sam explores some new research on the neuroscience of voluntary action.
Author - Sam McDougle
A recent study published in Cell magazine has shown that mice who exhibit “excessive grooming behavior,” which is analogous to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in humans (OCD), can be cured by a bone marrow transplant. The disorder was...
Some intriguing new research published in the most recent issue of Neuron seeks to elucidate the neural substrates of courage. The researchers used a experimental paradigm by testing subjects with snake phobias and allowing them to press a button...
Sam McDougle reports on the "Strangers in the Mirror" event at the 2010 World Science Festival. The event featured neurologist/author Oliver Sacks and artist Chuck Close.
Addiction is hard to define. Does it merely refer to any uninhibited behavior that is habitually repeated? Sam McDougle discusses the neuroscience of addiction.
Humans, like many other primates, live in a social hierarchy. New research reveals a vast neurological divergence when we're confronted with "superior" versus "inferior" individuals.