1. Neuroscience

    Today’s depression treatments don’t help everyone

    In the second story in the series, deep brain stimulation is a last resort for some people with depression.

  2. Health & Medicine

    The science behind deep brain stimulation for depression

    The third part of the series explores the promising brain areas to target for deep brain stimulation for depression.

  3. Neuroscience

    What’s it like to live with deep brain stimulation for depression?

    The fourth article in the series explores the physical and emotional challenges of experimental brain implants for depression.

  4. Health & Medicine

    There’s a stigma around brain implants and other depression treatments

    The fifth article in the series asks why people are so uncomfortable with changing the brain.

  5. Neuroscience

    What’s the future of deep brain stimulation for depression?

    The final story of the series describes efforts to simplify and improve brain implants for severe depression.

  6. Neuroscience

    Bone marrow in the skull could be used to monitor Alzheimer’s, MS and more

    New observations of skull cell signals and skull tunnels suggest bone marrow there could be used to monitor neurological diseases.

  7. Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, X-rays provided an unprecedented look inside the brain

    CT scans can now image the whole body and are even used in other scientific fields such as archaeology, zoology and physics.

  8. Neuroscience

    Three ways of rejuvenating aging brains may work via the same protein

    Three brain rejuvenation methods may exert their effects through the same molecule, at least partly, which could lead to therapies for cognitive decline.

  9. Neuroscience

    Here’s what lucid dreamers might tell us about our sleeping minds

    Lucid dreaming could prove to be a powerful tool for probing dreams, one of the most universal yet elusive human experiences.

  10. Neuroscience

    Neuroscientists decoded a Pink Floyd song using people’s brain activity

    The technique could be used to improve devices that allow communication from people unable to speak.

  11. Neuroscience

    Playful behavior in rats is controlled by a specific area of their brains

    Cells in a brain region called the periaqueductal gray are activated by chasing and tickling, a study finds. Blocking their activity reduces play in rats.

  12. Neuroscience

    Elyse G.’s brain is fabulous. It’s also missing a big chunk

    A new project explores interesting brains to better understand neural flexibility.