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It may seem like a topic from the edge of woo, but hypnosis is getting a new look from researchers studying its fascinating effects on our brains.

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Art therapist Melissa Walker is using masks to allow service members with traumatic brain injuries express their deepest emotions and experiences, helping them and their loved ones.

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The past decade has brought us jaw-dropping insights about the hidden workings of our brains, in part thanks to a popular brain scan technique called fMRI. But a major new study has revealed that fMRI interpretation has a serious flaw, one that could mean that much of what we’ve learned about our brains this way might need a second look.

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Neuroscientist Madeline Lancaster generates living models of brain from just a few stem cells.

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Ok, not exactly. But the possibility has been floated by some scientists investigating neurogenesis, the idea that new neurons are generated in the human brain throughout life. Daniel Reisel explores the impact this new understanding might have on things like our criminal justice system in a new book, “Rewiring Our Reality.”