A New Way to Understand the Brain’s Intricate Rhythm

Today, when researchers spend long hours in the lab performing tricky experiments, they might listen to music or podcasts to get them through the day. But in the early years of neuroscience, hearing was an essential part of the process. To figure out what neurons...

For Marginalized Groups, Being Studied Can Be a Burden

Cindy Peltier, an associate professor and chair of indigenous education at Nipissing University, refers to this as “helicopter research.” “Folks would come in and take information and then publish whatever they wanted without ever consulting the community,” she says....

An AI Used Facebook Data to Predict Mental Illness

Sharath Guntuku, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Pennsylvania who was not involved in the research, cautions that, even if these algorithms achieve impressive results, they are nowhere near replacing the role of clinicians in diagnosing...