Demystifying the Mind

Demystifying the Mind

A three-part series on the scientific struggle to explain the conscious self


Consciousness has posed a special challenge to scientists, but new ways of studying the brain may finally yield a deeper understanding. Science News describes the latest thinking on consciousness in this three-part special report. | Read essay and features.
Michael Morgenstern

The human brain is very good at figuring things out, except about itself.

Think about it. A brain capable of sophisticated reasoning has to be very complicated — so complicated that it would take an even more sophisticate...

Source URL: