This Is Your Brain
Honor: The Cause of—and Solution to—Society’s Problems
Recent research on honor culture, associated with the American South and characterized by the need to retaliate against any perceived improper conduct, goes way beyond conventional situations involving disputes and aggression.
Newton’s Needle: On Scientific Self-Experimentation
It is all too easy to treat science as a platform that allows the observer to hover over the messiness of life, unobserved and untouched. But by remembering the role of the body in science, perhaps we humanize it as well.
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.
Grief: Reframing the Way We Think About Love and Loss
It’s not exactly true that everyone grieves in their own way. It’s a universal experience, which is good, because that can help us to better understand the mourning among us.
New Research on Facebook, Fellowship, and Suicide Clusters
Fresh research on Facebook, fellowship, and “suicide clusters.”
Your Brain on Story: Why Narratives Win Our Hearts and Minds
Our craving and connection to story is so much more than a haphazard preference.
When Miscommunication Is The Most Common Form of Communication
No, not everyone in Germany speaks English.