What Can We Learn From Terminal Lucidity Before Death?
This mysterious end-of-life energy surge could teach us about memory, cognition, and the search for dementia treatments.
How a Spit Test Could Determine Suicide Risk
The presence of certain bacteria in saliva may be linked to suicidal ideation—so what should we do with that?
New Study Links Cognitive Performance to Disease Susceptibility
Variations in your cognitive performance before exposure to a respiratory virus can predict the severity of the infection.
7 Thought Experiments Based on Real Studies
Manipulating memories, smell-based dating apps, and more.
2023 Predictions—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
What to expect in genetic engineering, neuroscience, psychedelics, longevity research, digital health, food, human performance, wellbeing, and of course, ChatGPT.
Fear and the Microbiome
Changes in the gut microbiome of infants can induce fear—and possibly anxiety and depression later in life.
Surprising new science on the benefits of heat therapy for peak-performing athletes—and people in hospitals.
How the Brain Perceives Fear
Targeting a key molecule that helps the brain process sensory threats could lead to new treatments for PTSD, migraines, and autism.
The Bleeding Edge of Itch Research
Scientists have been scratching at the familiar, annoying phenomenon long enough now to produce a new crop of promising itch drugs.