An Exploration of Optical Illusions: Part 2

Last week, we explored the science of the infamous dress that rocked the Internet – blue and black, white and gold? Today we will continue this theme as we investigate the broader world of optical illusions. The vision scientist Michael … READ MORE>>

What’s That “Brain-Eating Amoeba,” and is it As Scary As it Sounds?

Nearly every summer, there are news reports of a handful of humans who have become infected with what is commonly known as “brain-eating amoeba.” Though this infection is exceedingly rare, anecdotes appear to be particularly salient – presumably because it’s … READ MORE>>

The Neuroscience of Politics

We’re less than two years away from the 2016 presidential election, and politicians on both sides of the court are teasing constituents with their equivocal intentions of running. Republicans wait to see who among the contenders will officially throw their … READ MORE>>

Can Birth Control Thin Your Brain?

The advent of birth control has revolutionized the role of females in society: women now have control over when (and if) they want to have a family, allowing them to pursue meaningful careers and alternate paths. Furthermore, many hormonal birth … READ MORE>>

Nootropics: The New Frontier of “Smart Pills”

“I was blind, but now I see… A tablet a day, and I was limitless. I now had cultural appetites. I finished [writing] my book in four days… Math became useful… Do you know how many of us ever know … READ MORE>>

Electrical Brain Stimulation at Home

“Access to the human mind opens new possibilities to feel your best and do more. Thync products use neurosignaling to induce shifts in energy and calm states within minutes. Neurosignaling is the coupling of an energy waveform to a neural … READ MORE>>