I interview principal research statistician David Friedenberg about his role in analyzing all the data collected in a project aimed
Research Physiatrist Marcie Bockbrader talks to me about a brain-computer interface project that is helping a paralyzed man move his
Our nervous system is fundamentally electric. We move our arm by sending a signal to the muscles that control
Jazz pianist Dave O’Brien and his student Derek Paravicini play an impressive piano duet for me.
Scientists can’t dissect living people’s brains to study their function. But by examining the behavior of people whose brains are
Let’s do a little test. I’ll play two tones and you see if you’re one of the few people who
Derek Paravicini, a blind, autistic pianist and musical savant, sits down with me at the keyboard and shows off his
I go deeper into accessory-assisted placebos by discussing sham acupuncture—and getting stuck with a few needles in the process.
Check out the final stage of our power of suggestion test, where we try to convince our subjects that a
Exactly how do placebos work? Researchers believe that, through the power of suggestion, placebos may unleash the power of