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Where Does Consciousness Begin In The Brain? Scientists Find A Clue

Scientists identified two areas of the brain that light up just moments before one becomes conscious of a new experience. This brings us one step closer to finding the origin of human consciousness.

June 16, 2018

Here's What Scientists Uncovered By Letting Mice Watch Film Noir

How does your own brain process the overwhelming stream of visual information from the external world? A newly launched observatory in Seattle aims to understand exactly that: the inner workings of the brain.

Neuroscience July 14, 2016

Can The Dead Be Resurrected? This Philadelphia-Based Biotech Company Will Try

Do we humans have the capability to bring back the dead? A U.S. company aims to do that through its groundbreaking project on 20 brain-dead patients.

Biotech May 4, 2016

Insects Can Teach Us About Origins Of Consciousness And Egos

A new study featured in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that insects are capable of subjective experience. This means that they show a certain degree of consciousness about the things that they do, and don't merely act like biobots.

Earth/Environment April 20, 2016

Scientists Tinker With Rat Consciousness, May Help Find Better Treatments For Brain Injury

Scientists in California were able to tinker with the consciousness of rats, making them wake up or fall back into sleep by directing laser pulses on their thalamus. Their findings may possibly help treat patients with traumatic brain injury.

Life December 19, 2015

Fish May Also Have Emotions And Consciousness: Study

Fish experience a phenomenon called 'emotional fever' suggesting how they also have some degree of consciousness, according to a UK study. This infliction manifests in the form of slight increases in the animals' body temperature when exposed to stressful situations.

Earth/Environment December 6, 2015

Brain 'switch' to turn consciousness on/off discovered

Consciousness may be directed by one small area of the brain, and now, we may know how to turn it on and off at will.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2014

Scientists discover off switch for human consciousness

Neuroscientists have discovered what could be the key to human consciousness. The discovery was accidentally made while performing brain surgery on a woman with epilepsy.

July 7, 2014

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