Kayt Sukel is a writer whose essays and articles have appeared in the the Atlantic Monthly, New Scientist, Pacific Standard, Science, Memory and Cognition, NeuroImage, the Washington Post, and National Geographic Traveler. She is the author of DIRTY MINDS: HOW OUR BRAINS INFLUENCE LOVE, SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS (Free Press, 2012), an exploration of love and the brain, and THE ART OF RISK (National Geographic Books, 2016), an investigation of risk-taking behavior inside and outside the laboratory. Currently living outside Houston, Texas, she can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter as @kaytsukel.
Searching for Signs of ConsciousnessQ&A with Jan Claassen, M.D.
Dana grantee Jan Claassen uses EEG to detect patterns of brain activity in people in coma who don’t physically respond to voice commands that suggest some may have “covert consciousness.”
Build a Better Brain Model
Organoids, chimeric cells, and other new experimental biotech offer us ways to study things we've never had access to before and ethical questions anew.
Learning by AssociationQ&A with Randy Bruno, Ph.D.
Randy Bruno used his Dana grant to expand into behavior studies, and found that the sensory cortex does more than just sense—it learns based on reward.
A Comprehensive–and Controlled–Look into Adolescent Brain Development
The US national health institutes have begun a massive, long-term study—starting with nearly 12,000 children—to learn how brains grow, and try to pinpoint why some go off-track.
How Do We Manage Tech That Changes Human Experience?Report from Neuroscience 2019
Scientists, technologists, and research participants call for a diversity of voices to discuss the ethical implications of new digital and brain-interface research.
Under Pressure: The Link Between Hypertension and Brain Health
Having high blood pressure in early middle life may affect your brain health some 40 years later.
Enhancing the Signal: Can Electrostimulation Help with Cognitive Decline?
Very early tests of surface-level stimulation suggest it may work, at least in the short term.
In Sync: How Humans are Hard-Wired for Social RelationshipsReport from Neuroscience 2019
Recording the brain activity of pairs of people simultaneously is helping researchers discover the mechanisms behind states like empathy and flow. Report from SfN 2019
Back and Forth: Understanding the Neuroscience of Social InteractionsQ&A with Read Montague, Ph.D.
Dana Grantee Read Montague hopes the system he built to scan two people as they interact will help researchers understand why some people have social troubles and how to help them.
Wearable Brain Devices: Buyer Beware
Tech firms are marketing brain recording and stimulating devices directly to consumers without any government supervision. Are they explaining the risks as well as potential benefits?