Articles by

Laura Sanders

Can psychedelics meet their potential for treating mental health disorders?

Kanu Caplash was lying on a futon in a medical center in Connecticut, wearing an eye mask...

Brainless sponges contain early echoes of a nervous system

Brains are like sponges, slurping up new information. But sponges may also be a little bit like...

A custom brain implant lifted a woman’s severe depression

A personalized brain implant eased the crushing symptoms of a woman’s severe depression, allowing her to once...

How personalized brain organoids could help us demystify disorders

Clumps of brain cells grown from the stem cells of two people with a neurological syndrome show...

What kids lost when COVID-19 upended school

At the start of a school year, kids usually show up with oversized backpacks stocked with fresh...

How Hans Berger’s quest for telepathy spurred modern brain science

A brush with death led Hans Berger to invent a machine that could eavesdrop on the brain....

A deep look at a speck of human brain reveals never-before-seen quirks

A new view of the human brain shows its cellular residents in all their wild and weird...

COVID-19 can affect the brain. New clues hint at how

For more than a year now, scientists have been racing to understand how the mysterious new virus...