In this special issue of Discover, we explore the big picture. After decades of focusing on individual cells, synapses, and processing regions, researchers are starting to think of the brain instead in terms of the coordinated function of the whole organ. The brain is not like a computer, researchers are coming to believe — it's more like a symphony.
Immerse yourself in that symphony in these pages. We'll answer the question of whether the Internet is rotting our brains, the benefits — and risks — of brain-boosting drugs, what sex does to the brain and the "dark matter" of the human brain. Plus, would we be better off with a zombie brain in some situations? Or do we already have one?
All that and more is in this special issue. It's not part of the subscription package but is available here exclusively for subscribers.