Contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs spoke with Arthur Caplan, head of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s division of medical ethics, about some of the ethical issues that researchers have to consider in testing and distributing vaccines against COVID-19...
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As babies, we learn that it’s ourself we see in a mirror. But online meeting rooms are a whole different thing
Individuals aren’t very good at judging whether someone coughing or sneezing has an infectious condition or is simply reacting to something benign.
Those that eat insects, migrate or usually live in the woods are most likely to fly into buildings that feature a lot of glass.
Velvety free-tailed bats produce sounds that help them locate insect prey but simultaneously identify them to their companions.
Your sense of smell may be a better memory trigger than your sense of sight. Here's why a whiff of apple pie may instantly transport you home in your mind
Behavioral scientist Stephen Martin and psychologist Joseph Marks talk about their book Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why.
The sequence in which clusters of olfactory neurons switch on can evoke the smell of an apple instead of a pear
An expert on climate denial offers tips for inoculating people against coronavirus conspiracy notions.
By refocusing on the positive potential that already lies within, you will restore a greater sense of hope than you ever thought possible
The more people enjoy music, the more similar their brain activity is to that of the musician
Stanford University neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky talks about human behavior, the penal system and the question of free will.
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