The Science of Persuasion
Social psychology has determined the basic principles that govern getting to "yes."
The Quest to Find Consciousness
By studying the brain's physical processes, scientists are seeking clues about how the subjective inner life of the mind arises
Understanding how closely compulsive TV viewing resembles other forms of addiction may help couch potatoes control their habit.
Sussing Out Stress
Chronic stress makes people sick. But how? And how might we prevent those ill effects?
Music in Your Head
Listening to music involves not only hearing but also visual, tactile and emotional experiences. Each of us processes music in different regions of the brain
Memories of a Fly
Tiny and ubiquitous, the fruit fly is a helpful model for the study of memory
Islands of Genius
Artistic brilliance and a dazzling memory can sometimes accompany autism and other developmental disorders
Humbled by History
Over the centuries, many "proven" ideas about the brain were later found lacking, a lesson worth remembering today
Anxieties can be strongly etched into the brain. But don't worry--researchers may find ways to erase them
Does Free Will Arise Freely?
How consciousness is produced influences such issues as when we can regard fetuses as individuals and whether courts can hold us accountable for our actions