When Zahra Moussavi's mother developed Alzheimer's, the scientist pursued a technology that directly stimulates the brain with electromagnets to mitigate the effects of the disease. It worked.
Four stories on belief: from the allure of cults and conspiracy theories, to the effect of trauma on faith, to the way dogma has influenced science – and if technology can actually shift our beliefs.
People who electrically stimulate their brains at home need more information to do it safely... and neuroscience needs to find out more about how and why they do it.
How will neurotech evolve? An NAS workshop this week focuses on social and ethical opportunities and challenges we face both now and down the road.
Fresh hope for sufferers of mental illness.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is an approved treatment for depression. A new study suggests that it may be effective at treating anorexia too.