A new study suggests that the human brain is still conscious even while under general anesthesia.
Vagus nerve stimulation may help reverse the effects of brain injuries.
Scientists find that patients are able to recount events that happened while they were clinically dead.
New finding in a mysterious thin layer of brain tissue known as the seat of consciousness.
Dr. Selmer Bringsjord, a researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has programmed Nao robots, simple programmable robots available to the general public, to pass a very simple “self-awareness” test. This is a major landmark in the ongoing quest to discover whether consciousness can reside in mechanical bodies: critical question that philosophers have pondered for centuries, and … Continued
This article is the second in a series about using technology to overcome the most primal challenges to humanity: disease, aging and death. When I taught Introduction to Cognitive Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, I put the following thought experiment to my students: Imagine that we could study a single neuron in … Continued