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.
We Really Don't Like Being Alone With Our Thoughts
New research finds having no distractions makes most of us uncomfortable.
Automation Has Encouraged the Pilot's Wandering Mind
With increasing automation, pilots may be thinking about the cold cuts they're going to buy at the deli instead of focusing on the flight.
The Mind Readers: Working to Save Those Trapped in a Vegetative State
A story of mind reading, brain injury, and attempts to rescue the hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from disorders of consciousness.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Steve Ramirez, 26, Neuroscience
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
Our Jedi Future: How to Fly a Helicopter With Your Mind
On wearable brain scanners and telepathic toys.
Morning People May Be More Creative in the Afternoon
New research finds problems that require a flash of illumination to solve are best approached during the time of day when you’re not at your peak.