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“brain activity”

Apr 25, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Glenn McDonald
New research suggests that immersive VR headsets like the Oculus Rift may intensify the psychological risks of gaming.
Apr 13, 2016 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
LSD replaces one illusion with another, according to the first detailed look at how this psychedelic drug alters brain function.
Mar 8, 2016 08:08 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Understanding the origins of ill will could some day help scientists prevent violence before it happens.
Mar 8, 2016 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Humans and other big brained animals are inherently more susceptible to disease and additional illnesses than are other species.
Feb 18, 2016 12:02 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
A simple command from an authority figure can be enough for people to lose a sense of responsibility for their actions.
Feb 16, 2016 07:05 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A big brain can be a liability instead of an asset for many mammals, finds new research that identifies a reversal of a 40-million-year-old trend.
Feb 3, 2016 03:30 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
The device was inspired by woodpeckers, which appear to tolerate repetitive head impacts by adjusting the blood flowing to their brains.
Jan 21, 2016 12:00 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Our vices leaves an imprint on a part of the brain responsible for compulsive behavior and addiction.
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