Philosopher Peter Carruthers insists that conscious thought, judgment and volition are illusions. They arise from processes of which we are forever unaware
Freud’s notion of a dark, libidinous unconscious is obsolete. A new theory holds that the brain produces a continuous stream of unconscious predictions
You probably do not understand yourself as well as you think you do
Learning to regulate powerful emotions can enhance physical and mental well-being
Humans are curious creatures, and our curiosity drives a search for explanations. So while this search may fit squarely in the realm of science, it is hardly confined to the pursuits of scientists and intellectuals.
When kids exercise, they boost brainpower as well as brawn
Seeing the bright side of life may strengthen the psyche, ease pain and tighten social bonds
Freud's theories sprang directly from neuroscience, until he began interrogating sexually frustrated women