Brain science

Plummer was a leading expert in infectious diseases; his death is a significant loss for Canada as we navigate this pandemic, says Kennelly (John Woods/CP)

Inside Frank Plummer’s brain

The legendary scientist turned to highly experimental deep brain stimulation to treat his own alcoholism. He’d devoted his whole life to science, he joked. Why not his brain, too? The research he took part in is revolutionizing how we treat the world’s most stigmatized illnesses.
Mind games

Mind games

How a Canadian start-up plans to make thought-controlled smartphones the next consumer craze
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IQ can change through teenage years

Intellectual capacity doesn’t stay static, new study shows