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Letter from the Editor by John Rennie
On Our Minds
How the Brain Creates the Mind by Antonio R. Damasio
We have long wondered how the conscious mind comes to be. Greater understanding of brain function ought to lead to an eventual solution.
The Problem of Consciousness by Francis Crick and Christof Koch
It is now being explored through the visual system -- requiring a close collaboration among psychologists, neuroscientists and theorists.
Vision: A Window on Consciousness by Nikos K. Logothetis
In their search for the mind, scientists are focusing on visual perception -- how we interpret what we see.
The Split Brain Revisited by Michael S. Gazzaniga
Groundbreaking work over four decades has led to ongoing insights about brain organization and consciousness.
Sex Differences in the Brain by Doreen Kimura
Men and women display patterns of behavioral and cognitive differences that reflect varying hormonal influences on brain development.
New Nerve Cells for the Adult Brain by Gerd Kempermann and Fred H. Gage
Contrary to dogma, the human brain does produce new nerve cells in adulthood. Can this lead to better treatments for neurological diseases?
Sign Language in the Brain by Gregory Hickok, Ursula Bellugi and Edward S. Klima
How does the human brain process language? New studies of deaf signers hint at an answer.
The Meaning of Dreams by Jonathan Winson
Dreams may be crucial in mammalian memory processing. Important information acquired while awake may be reprocessed during sleep.
Emotion, Memory and the Brain by Joseph E. LeDoux
The neural routes underlying the formation of memories about primitive emotional experiences, such as fear, have been traced.
The Neurobiology of Fear by Ned H. Kalin
Researchers are teasing apart the processes in the brain that give rise to various fears in monkeys. The results may lead to new ways to treat anxiety in humans.
The Mind-Body Interaction in Disease by Esther M. Sternberg and Philip W. Gold
The brain and the immune system continuously signal each other, often along the same pathways, which may explain how state of mind influences health.
The Puzzle of Conscious Experience by David J. Chalmers
We are at last plumbing one of the most profound mysteries of existence. But knowledge of the brain alone may not get to the bottom of it.