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A test subject entering a brain password. Wenyao Xu, et al.

My thoughts are my password, because my brain reactions are unique

Biometrics are more secure than passwords – but when they're compromised fingerprints and retina scans are hard to reset. Brain responses to specific stimuli are as secure and, crucially, resettable.
Crying may not tell the whole story. Maesse Photography

The mystery of how babies experience pain

We no longer perform surgery on babies without drugs, but a new study shows that we may be underestimating how much pain babies feel when they are under stress.
Consciousness remains one of the most puzzling phenomena in science. Melissa Portes/Flickr

Is anyone there? About consciousness and its disorders

Consciousness is one of the most puzzling phenomena in science. How does the electric and chemical activity in your brain produce your subjective experiences; the colour red or the taste of chocolate?
Can you hear me - peas or chips for dinner? bbaltimore

Is brain to brain mind control possible?

The Headlines The Independent: First ever human brain-to-brain interface successfully tested BBC News: Are we close to making human ‘mind control’ a reality? Visual News: Mind Control is Now a Reality…
A new study shows EEGs can detect consciousness in those thought to be in a vegetative state. Flickr/Basheem

Lights aren’t on but is anyone home? Detecting awareness in coma patients

Awareness can be detected in people previously thought to be in a permanent vegetative state using a cheap, portable electroencephalography (EEG) device, according to a study published in today’s Lancet…

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