Brain Science

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Here's Why We Hear So Many False Claims About Cannabis

On the whole, my many years of research on substance use has taught me a major overarching lesson: we are much more likely to demonize drugs for their negative effects than consider their neutral or potentially positive impacts. Or -- in scientific terms -- there is a built-in bias in the scientific literature, textbooks, and popular press towards highlighting the negative aspects of drug use.
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Dancing for a Cause

Canadians give of ourselves in many ways.In short, about half of us spend time shaping our communities and enabling charities and non-profit organizations to deliver programs and services to the other half.
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Who Is A SuperAger?

TORONTO - Prevailing wisdom would suggest that the loss of memory and other cognitive functions is an inevitable part of aging. But is it?That certainly isn't the case for a rare group of individuals...
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Google Glasses make Humans One Step Closer to Cyborgs

The boundary between human and machine is softening. The first cyborgs have emerged -- much sooner than scientists would have predicted 30 years ago. We used to think having a device implanted in your skull made you a cyborg and wearing a pair of digital glasses did not. But to the brain, the distinction is arbitrary. Soon we may really have to answer the question: where does "me" end, and "my machine" begin?