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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
  • Knowable Magazine
Your selections: Therapies
Brain-controlled prosthetics are making huge leaps forward thanks to new data.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Science fiction meets reality in the realm of brain-computer interfaces.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 26 min
The diagnosis of the mental state of public figures is an overwhelming impulse for some, particularly in the current political season where terms like “narcissism”, “pathological liar”, and “megalomaniac” are now a routine part of the discourse.
People who react strongly to placebos also react strongly to antidepressants, and vice versa, according to new research.
  • The Dana Foundation
Cochlear implants have restored hearing to thousands of deaf people, but what about when deafness is caused by a damaged cochlea or nonfunctional auditory nerve? A possible solution is to bypass the cochlea and stimulate the brain directly.
One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.
  • Wellcome Trust
Scientists are developing devices that can monitor and extract brain activity to enable a machine or computer to accomplish complicated tasks.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min
Adderall and similar drugs are used to help treat narcolepsy, depression, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. But how does it work?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min
New technologies are giving children who are deaf a chance to hear.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 10 min
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs.
  • TED
  • 19 min
Learn about the National Eye Institute’s effort to restore vision in difficult-to-treat eye diseases.
  • National Eye Institute
  • 4 min
As we turn the page on 2014, here’s a list of some of the year’s highlights in neuroscience.