Why the Notre Dame Fire Is a Loss of Collective Memory
An art historian and theorist explains how places become invested with cultural meaning and memory, and what happens when we lose them.
More Evidence That Green Space Helps Develop Young Brains
Access to nature appears to provide kids with a specific cognitive advantage.
PS Picks: Rachel Aviv's Latest Masterful Mental-Health Narrative in 'The New Yorker'
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
How to Inspire Creative Thinking: Details, Details
New research finds recollecting specific aspects of a recent event can inspire creativity, as measured by a key test.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The First-Generation College Student Modifying the Memories of Humans
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
Subsisting on the Faves
Posting teen angst poetry and being part of an active commenting community helped Christine Friar digest the garden-variety pain of growing up, and—unbeknownst to her at the time—curbed the loneliness of being raised by one sick parent and one caretaker parent.
To Retain Important Information, Don’t Fear to Tread
A new study finds people do better on a memory test after working at a treadmill desk.
What If It Were Possible to Learn Any New Skill?
You’ve heard to start studying foreign languages (and music and reading and memorization skills and more) at a young age, when your brain is better prepared to retain that information. New research suggests a drug typically used to combat epilepsy and bipolar disorder could help us retain that skill even as we age.
Making Art Boosts Seniors’ Psychological Resilience
German researchers report positive changes in the brains of recent retirees who learned how to create visual art.