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Concussion Risks For Older Adults: What to Know After Mitch McConnell’s Fall
Experts say patients can, and usually will, make a full recovery. Here’s what to know.
EVT Will Save Millions of Lives From Stroke. Eventually.
A procedure called EVT is creating radically better outcomes for patients, but only when it’s performed quickly enough — and that requires the transformation of an entire system of care.
What Is REM Sleep and Why Is It Important?
Dreaming, memory-making, problem-solving: A lot happens during the most active sleep phase
A Link Between Hearing Voices and Hearing Your Own Voice
An experiment with bone-conduction headphones suggests a way for neuroscientists to better understand some hallucinations.
How a Brain Break Can Increase Focus and Productivity
Taking a few minutes to do a puzzle — or stare into space — can allow you return to work sharper and more creative.
F.D.A. Proposes Limits for Lead in Baby Food
The agency estimated that the guidelines could reduce young children’s dietary exposure to lead by about 25 percent.
Prince Harry Said Psychedelics Helped His Grief. Here’s What to Know.
In his new memoir, Prince Harry talks about taking psychedelics to deal with the ongoing pain over the death of his mother. Here’s what we know and don’t know about their effectiveness.
Concentration Tips: How to Focus Like It’s 1990
Smartphones, pings and Insta-everything have shortened our attention spans. Get some old-school concentration back with these tips.
Football Is Deadly, but Not for the Reasons You Think
While the risks do not end on the field, the medical care often does.
Damar Hamlin’s Neurological Recovery Reaches a ‘Turning Point’
The Buffalo Bills safety was on a good path for neurological recovery but might still face injuries to other organs, including his lungs.
Why Does My Sleep Become Worse as I Age?
Research has found that sleep quality does indeed get a little rusty as you grow older, but it’s not a fate you have to live with, experts say.
Will This Device Protect Athletes’ Brains, or Only Make Them Think It Does?
More and more pro and college athletes are trying on the Q-Collar as they search for something, anything, that might keep their brains safe. But does it work?
How Anger Affects the Body
Lost your cool? Your heart, brain and gut are taking notice.
Brain Implants Have Begun to Restore Functions, but Advances Are Slow
But achieving full-body restoration of movement, as Elon Musk envisions with such devices, is considered far into the future, if at all.
What is ‘Task Paralysis’? And How to Overcome it
Your brain can see your to-do list as a threat. Here’s how to get things done anyway.
Time Is Way Weirder Than You Think
The neuroscientist Dean Buonomano talks expansively about time — what it is and all the ways humans perceive its passing.
Neuralink faces federal probe over alleged animal abuse, “hack job” surgeries
Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company Neuralink is under investigation by the US Department of Agriculture for possible animal welfare violations amid allegations from current and former employees that the company abused animals in slapdash research leading to “hack job” surgeries spurred by Musk’s rushed timelines.
That’s all according to an exclusive investigation published late Monday by Reuters, which reviewed internal Neuralink documents and records and interviewed over 20 current and former Neuralink employees.
According to Reuters, the USDA Inspector General opened an investigation into Neuralink in recent months at the request of a federal prosecutor. The investigation focuses on possible violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which regulates the treatment of animals involved in research and other activities and is enforced by the USDA. Reuters was unable to determine the full scope of the investigation. The USDA inspector general declined to comment on Reuter’s investigation. Regulatory filings show that Neuralink has passed previous USDA inspections.
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Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year
The tech multibillionaire said his company, Neuralink, was seeking government approval to test his device in people, and predicted it could happen in six months. Others have been conducting similar tests for years, but no device has been marketed commercially.
Train Your Brain
We know what we need to do for the climate, so why don’t we just do it? A neurosurgeon explains.
Depression After Covid: Symptoms to Watch for and How to Treat It
The risk of developing symptoms of depression remains high up to a year after you’ve recovered.
Brain Stimulation Could Limit the Urge to Binge Eat, Study Says
A small study demonstrated that deep brain stimulation, used for people with Parkinson’s disease, can limit an urge to overeat.
Covid Patients Coming Off Ventilators Can Take Weeks to Regain Consciousness
A new paper suggests that the combination of the virus and anesthesia plunges the brain into a prolonged state of quiet — like a freshwater turtle in winter.
It Takes a Lot of Elephant Brains to Solve This Mystery
By counting the facial neurons in African savanna and Asian elephants, researchers made a discovery about the animals’ trunks.
Gene Treatment for Rare Epilepsy Causes Brain Side Effect in 2 Children
The side effect, a buildup of fluid in the brain, led to the death of one of the children and presents a grave setback for a class of personalized medicine.
How Facebook Triggers My Bipolar Disorder
Social media didn’t cause my mental illness, but it exacerbated it. Now I have found a way to quiet the noise.
What if Burnout Is Less About Work and More About Isolation?
Feeling burned out? Call your friends. Our real problem may be isolation.
NFL, Players Union Agree to Change Concussion Protocol
The league and the union said the concussion protocol was followed after Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hit his head two weeks ago. But his return to that game has prompted a change in the protocol.
When You Step Inside This Lab, You Must Whip It
By studying the movements of volunteers cracking bullwhips, scientists sought to understand the manipulation of nonrigid and wobbly objects.
Doctor Who Examined Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa Is Dismissed
After Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa sustained two head injuries in the last week, the players’ union removed a neurologist who was part of the process that allowed him to return to the field.
N.F.L.’s Concussion Protocol Under Scrutiny After Tagovailoa Is Hit Hard Again
The N.F.L. said its concussion protocols were followed when Tua Tagovailoa hit his head on Sunday. On Thursday, the quarterback left the field on a stretcher after a second head hit.
What Is Brain Fog and How Can I Treat It?
Researchers are just beginning to understand the cognitive dysfunction that some people experience with Covid-19 and a range of other health issues.
The Curious Hole in My Head
Born without my left temporal lobe, a brain region thought to be critical for language, I’ve been a research subject for much of my life.
A Teen’s Journey Into the Internet’s Darkness and Back Again
As anxiety and depression soar among adolescents, researchers struggle to understand how exactly social media affects mental health.
How to Meditate When You Can’t Sit Still
Closing your eyes and focusing on breathing can be hard for those who are easily distracted. But it is possible.
The Forgotten Virus: Zika Families and Researchers Struggle for Support
Some babies born with devastating birth defects from the mosquito-borne illness are 7 now, but Covid turned the world’s attention away.
Do Spiders Dream of Eight-Legged Sheep?
Researchers found jumping spiders, known for their acrobatic hunting, exhibiting signs of R.E.M. sleep, but it is unknown whether they dream, or even sleep.
How to Prevent Memory Loss
A new book by a renowned brain expert says there are a few simple things we can do to prevent memory decline as we age.
Why Woodpeckers Don’t Mind Hitting Trees With Their Faces
The birds hammer away, yet they don’t get concussed. Scientists found that assumptions about the animals’ impact-absorbing skulls were wrong.
What to Know About Prosopagnosia, Brad Pitt’s Face Blindness Condition
Brad Pitt has said he might have prosopagnosia, which affects his ability to recognize people. Here’s what to know about the condition.
Does Your Nose Help Pick Your Friends?
In a small study, researchers in an olfaction lab found that people who had an instant personal connection also had similarities in their body odors.
The Effects of Sleep Debt
Recent studies in humans and mice have shown that late nights and early mornings may cause long lasting damage to your brain.
NFL Players Participate in a Study That Might Predict CTE Decline
In a study, Dr. Jennifer Coughlin observed brain activity that may help predict the onset of trauma-related illnesses and cognitive decline. N.F.L. players are helping to further her research.
They Were Cigarette Smokers. Then a Stroke Vanquished Their Addiction.
Patients whose brain injury coincidentally relieved their nicotine cravings may help unravel the neural underpinnings of addiction, a new study suggests.
This Optical Illusion Has a Revelation About Your Brain and Eyes
Your pupils may be dilating when you see images like this one as your brain tries to anticipate the near future.
For Some Parkinson’s Patients, Boxing Can Be Therapy
No-contact boxing is a great full-body workout for anyone, but some experts say people with neurological disorders just might benefit most.
The Man Who Controls Computers With His Mind
16 years ago, Dennis DeGray was paralyzed in an accident. Now, implants in his brain allow him some semblance of control.
M.R.I.s Are Finding Connections Between Our Brain Activity and Psychology
How might we leverage knowing that a particular neurological feature makes someone more vulnerable to autism or Alzheimer’s or more likely to achieve academically?
How Love Changes Your Brain
In her new book, Stephanie Cacioppo, a neuroscientist, delves into romance, loss and human connection as she writes of her love story with her husband.
Psilocybin Helps Alleviate Depression Symptoms, Small Study Says
The chemical derived from psychedelic mushrooms helped alleviate symptoms of depression and generated detectable neural responses that lasted weeks.