Given the rise of DIY brain stimulation home users, experts warn on existing risks and point to the importance of following safety guidelines.
Spanish scientist Francis Mojica receives a prestigious award for his discoveries regarding CRISPR/Cas9, a new and promising genome-editing technique.
A broad-spectrum popular science book that contains more than 100 fascinating scientific questions answered according to state-of-the-art research.
A fun journey through the history of neuroscience.
Researchers discover neurons that use more than one chemical messenger, a finding that breaks an established rule.
A symposium held at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory unravels the key ingredients of human evolution: a complex brain, creativity and cooperation.
A clinical use of placebos would pose an ethical dilemma. Open-label placebos might be an answer. Series: the placebo effect (3/3)
While some scientists have found that placebos may act as moderate analgesics under certain circumstances, and even that such a response can be acquired through a learning intervention, other scientists remain sceptical. Series: the placebo effect (2/3).
What is the placebo effect? Is it a real therapeutic possibility? Is it desirable? Is it avoidable? Series: the placebo effect (1/3)