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Stories by Jamie Talan

Science Probes Spirituality

What happens in the brain to create a sense of peace during meditation? And could drugs tap those mechanisms without us focusing inward for hours?

February 1, 2006 — Jamie Talan

Upsetting Psychotherapy

Pressure from insurance companies and competition from drug therapies are prompting analysts to get patients off the couch more quickly

October 1, 2005 — Jamie Talan

The Ethics of Scan and Tell

You volunteer as a normal subject for a study involving brain scans. Then researchers spot something abnormal in your head. Should they tell you?

June 1, 2005 — Jamie Talan