An art historian and theorist explains how places become invested with cultural meaning and memory, and what happens when we lose them.
Access to nature appears to provide kids with a specific cognitive advantage.
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.
New research finds recollecting specific aspects of a recent event can inspire creativity, as measured by a key test.
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.
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.
A new study finds people do better on a memory test after working at a treadmill desk.
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.
German researchers report positive changes in the brains of recent retirees who learned how to create visual art.