Tag: Brain

  • feat-predicting-violence-800

    A neuroscientist and an ethicist ponder the subject of violence and how to prevent it: “It’s beyond a reasonable doubt now that there is this brain basis to crime,” says Professor Adrian Raine. But “we have to be very careful how we use this information,” warns Professor Paul Wolpe. More

    March 7, 2014 | Comments

  • thumb01-enhancement

    “Computers will match us in emotional intelligence, which includes our whole moral system,” says inventor and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil. More

    December 9, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb02-faithandbrain

    “Being religious or spiritual has a very profound effect on our biology and our brain,” says neuroscientist Andrew Newberg. “It can change our brain and change ourselves over time.” More

    July 30, 2010 | Comments

  • fbth3

    “Being religious or spiritual has a very profound effect on our biology and our brain,” says neuroscientist Andrew Newberg. “It can change our brain and change ourselves over time.”

    July 17, 2009 | Comments

  • lookingatbugsth

    Read more of Bob Abernethy's October 16, 2006 interview in Cambridge, Massachusetts with E.O. Wilson.

    November 17, 2006 | Comments

  • braingain-thumb

    Drug makers and neuroscientists are enhancing what human brains can do, but what are the implications of these developments? For instance, what if brain researchers someday learn to find out what a patient is thinking? Or to predict a disabling disease? Or, right now, what about so-called “smart pills” that improve a college student’s performance on an exam? More

    July 15, 2005 | Comments

  • brainimaging-thumb

    MRI technology is currently used to gain insight into how behaviors and thoughts function biologically, and might one day lead to the ability to predict future behavior. However, the potential for such technology leads to troubling ethical questions. More

    June 18, 2003 | Comments