Neuroscience is having another big moment. Not a day goes by that there isn’t an article about the neurological applications of, well, almost anything. There’s the neuroscience of racism in the aftermath of Ferguson. (Supposedly, we’re hardwired for prejudice but can overcome it.) And the neuroscience of stress and success. (We can use our minds to de-stress and become our best selves. Duh.)
Then there’s neuroscience as “Star Trek,” boldly going where no man has gone before. In the future, we might not only be able to access lost memories, but the memories of others, feel the emotions of actors in our own bodies and communicate with the minds of the departed. It boggles the mind to think where the mind might venture.
But what about the current landscape of the brain? Where are the new and next frontiers? And what myths of the mind do we need to debunk once and for all? We turned to neurosurgeon Ezriel Kornel and psychologist Harris Stratyner for some answers and found that we don’t need seeming science fiction to be excited by what’s going on in brain research.
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