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Your Bionic Future: The Coming Merging of Mind and Machine
Have humans created machines capable of intelligence? Yes. Are we able to create machines capable of consciousness? Read what Ray Kurzweil, leading pioneer of print to speech reading machines and speech recognition systems has to say about it.

Building a Brainier Mouse
Scientists learn how to molecularly strengthen the hippocampus.

Phantom Limbs, Phantom Seeing and Hearing
Find out why our brains, in the absence of sensory input, can produce vivid feelings or images, such as the picture of Elvis Michelle saw in the segment The Sight of Touch.

Dogma Overturned
Learn more about Fred Gage's discovery of the brain’s ability to produce new neurons.

Is It True That Creativity Resides in the Right Hemisphere of the Brain?
This “Ask the Expert” article discusses the anatomy of brain function using an informative diagram.

What is Narcolepsy and How Does It Relate to Sleep and Dreams?
l A feature article by Jerome Siegel, a professor of psychiatry and a member of the brain research institute at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center.

From Point A to Theta
This article discusses the relationship between increased brain activity and spatial navigation tasks (like the cabbies in “Grow Your Own Brain.”)

Stem Cells Come of Age
Learn about scientific breakthrough in the regeneration of neural stem cells.

 

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