Why are we conscious? What functions does consciousness serve, and how can we tell whether other creatures are conscious? How does consciousness arise from brain activity? David Carmel reports on a recent summit that brought together leading experts...
Category - Dispatches
Flashbulb memories can last a lifetime, etched into our brains with absolute clarity by surges of emotion. LeDoux continues his series of dispatches with the memory of moment he'll never forget, and the science of why that's so.
LeDoux's series of dispatches continues with the background of Mind Over Matter, a song threaded with the most fundamental questions of neuroscience and physics.
Joe LeDoux, who splits time between neuroscience research and his rock band The Amygdaloids, breaks down the science behind the music.
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.
A good story, well-told, remains infinitely more meaningful than the sum of its deconstructed parts. Contributor Ben Ehrlich reports on Thursday's The Moth: Grey Matter event at the 2010 World Science Festival.