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08

Jul

Consciousness on-off switch found deep in the brainFor the first time, researchers discover how to shut down consciousness … and then fire it back up.

Consciousness on-off switch found deep in the brain
For the first time, researchers discover how to shut down consciousness … and then fire it back up.

23

Dec

A third state of consciousness could exist, say researchersA new study suggests the existence of a state of mind called dysanaesthesia, which is neither consciousness nor unconsciousness.

A third state of consciousness could exist, say researchers
A new study suggests the existence of a state of mind called dysanaesthesia, which is neither consciousness nor unconsciousness.

27

Nov

What happens to the brain in a coma?A new study finds coma patients have dramatically reorganized brain networks, a finding that could shed light on the mystery of consciousness.

What happens to the brain in a coma?
A new study finds coma patients have dramatically reorganized brain networks, a finding that could shed light on the mystery of consciousness.

05

Jan

New research shows evidence of mental time travel

Movies like ‘Inception’ follow the mind as it works in different levels of consciousness, and a recent study has revealed evidence of a similar function in the human brain.