Are dreams merely the result of random firings of our brains’ neurons, or do they contain powerful messages from the deepest recesses of our unconscious mind?
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An article by an eminent philosopher promises to stir up controversy about introspection (metacognition) and understanding the mental states of others (mindreading), on the one hand, and autism and schizophrenia on the other.
New neuroscientific research claims to be the first evidence that actual changes in brain structure are associated with meditation: a thicker cerebral cortex in areas involved with attention and sensory processing, including the prefrontal cortex, used for planning complicated cognitive behaviours.
More than a year after VNS was called “the latest moneymaking gimmick” by the Alliance for Human Research Protection, a new longitudinal study suggests benefits of up to 24 months for those with chronic, treatment resistant depression. Does it matter that one of the study’s lead authors is employed by the only company providing VNS devices?