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What is the science behind déjà vu?
By Racheal Ede published
Déjà vu, the feeling of having experienced something before, is very common, but why does it happen?
Scientists may be able to put Mars-bound astronauts into 'suspended animation' using sound waves, mouse study suggests
By Ben Turner published
Firing ultrasound signals into rodent brains puts them in a torpor-like state. Scientists are wondering if it could be used on humans.
Spanish Civil War soldier saw the world 'backward' after bullet pierced brain, historic case report reveals
By Jennifer Nalewicki published
After being shot in the head, a soldier in the Spanish Civil War woke up to find a world that's completely backward.
Brain signals underlying chronic pain could be 'short-circuited,' study suggests
By Nicoletta Lanese published
Scientists uncovered a "biomarker" for chronic pain in the brains of four patients and are using the data to develop a new brain stimulation therapy.
Musician's head injury triggered rare synesthesia, causing him to 'see' music
By Rachael Rettner published
A man's head injury resulted in a rare neurological condition that caused him to "see" music, and simultaneously, he became more creative.
Daily smoking linked to brain shrinkage in massive study
By Carissa Wong published
A study involving more than 28,000 people strongly supports the idea that daily smoking shrinks the brain.
Even mild concussions can 'rewire' the brain, possibly causing long-term symptoms
By Anna Demming published
After a mild concussion, parts of the brain can become "hyperconnected," and this may contribute to patients' long-lasting symptoms.
Surges of activity in the dying human brain could hint at fleeting conscious experiences
By Stephanie Pappas published
An increase in a certain kind of high-frequency wave in dying brains might be associated with last-minute conscious experiences, but scientists don't know for sure.
Newfound 'brain signature' linked to multiple psychiatric disorders
By Rebecca Sohn published
Researchers identified patterns of brain wiring that seem to be linked to a person's risk of having multiple psychiatric disorders.
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