In earlier studies on brain implants in rodents and EEG readings from humans, Brown showed that propofol disrupts communication in the cortex. But to push the science further, he and Miller wanted to record different regions simultaneously as an animal slips in and out of consciousness. They wanted to useContinue Reading

Several years ago, Sibill Schilter, a student at the University of Zurich, learned that her school was recruiting people to test whether a smartphone app could help someone change their personality traits. These are people’s patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and they’re commonly categorized as the “big five”: openness,Continue Reading