Imagine a duck teaching a French class. A ping-pong match in orbit around a black hole. A dolphin balancing a pineapple. You’ve never seen any of these things, but you can imagine them instantly.
  • TED
  • 5 min
Anesthesia now allows tens of thousands patients every day to avoid the pain and memories of their procedures. But how does anesthesia work?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min
Fainting is the sudden and temporary loss of consciousness, and consciousness arises from neural activity in the cerebral cortex. Anything that disrupts neural activity in the cerebral cortex can cause loss of consciousness.
The rich are not the only 1%ers. About 1% of the world has epilepsy.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Following a car accident, a heart attack, or any other life-threatening event, there have been many instances documented where people that were near death, experienced something vivid, something that to them was real.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A fascinating report in the journal "Current Biology" states that patients with "locked in syndrome" can communicate by controlling the size of their pupils
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Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness, but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.
  • TED
  • 19 min