Here’s a chat with Baars about his latest thinking on the scientific study of consciousness
New research highlights the profound effect of severe social isolation on the brain
Why lockdown feels less tedious than you feared
A close brush can leave a lasting mental legacy—and may tell us about how the mind functions under extreme conditions
The COVID-19 pandemic can damage the aging brain both directly and indirectly
She believed in the great potential for growth and development
Rigorous new studies should be able to settle the matter
Horses picked out photographs of their current keepers, and even of former keepers whom they had not seen in months, at a rate much better than chance.
The best way to have a good death is to live a good life
Resilience and strength can often be attained through unexpected routes
Oxpeckers riding on rhinoceroses feast on ticks, and their calls warn the nearsighted herbivores about approaching humans.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy improved both symptoms and markers of senescence in people with anxiety
As psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote, “Perhaps human nature has been sold short”
Painted images of intriguing human-animal hybrids are signs of modern thought
Neurons in the hippocampus categorize what we experience into abstract, discrete events, such as taking a walk versus having lunch
As Abraham Maslow wrote, “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again”
Most of us have experienced deja vu—that sensation when new events feel eerily familiar. Could this "glitch in the Matrix" be a brain short-circuit?
We discuss blending philosophy and neuroscience in unraveling the mysteries of free will
Saving the Florida panther, cornfield espionage and racial profiling, and more
Style, not substance, drives negative impressions of the social life of people on the autism spectrum