Tag Archives: Brain

Tackling our love affair with booze — from deep brain stimulation to ‘Dry January’

The worst part was the noise and vibration of the drill burrowing into his skull. But Frank Plummer’s main worry, after undergoing deep brain stimulation for alcohol use disorder, “was whether or not my hair would grow back.” It did. So did his joy for life. The former scientific director of Canada’s national microbiology laboratory… Read More »

You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.

Thousands of people have received brain scans, as well as cognitive and genetic tests, while participating in research studies. Though the data may be widely distributed among scientists, most participants assume their privacy is protected because researchers remove their names and other identifying information from their records. But could a curious family member identify one… Read More »