Neuroscientists successfully control the dreams of rats. Could humans be next?

Neuroscientists successfully control the dreams of rats. Could humans be next?
Working at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, neuroscientist Matt Wilson was able to accomplish this feat by exploiting the way the brain's hippocampus encodes self-experienced events into memory. Scientists know that our hippocampus is …
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Dalai Lama to visit MIT in October
The Dalai Lama will visit the Boston area this October to participate in programs hosted by the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT. In the three-day event, starting Oct. 14, the Dalai Lama will speak on a variety of topics …
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Could a carbon tax help the US avert the fiscal cliff?
If that revenue were then used either to cut income taxes, reduce payroll taxes, or deflect cuts to social-spending programs, the MIT authors find, most Americans would be slightly better off than if Congress simply let the fiscal cliff hit, with the …
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