Some wolf pups will play fetch with a stranger, suggesting that an ability to playfully interact with people could have come before, and played a role in, dog domestication.
Some products of our imaginations seem to spring from sources beyond our everyday selves...
Free will must exist if some of us have more of it than others...
The first research center of its kind in the country is bringing renewed rigor to the investigation of the drugs’ therapeutic uses
Philosopher Philip Goff answers questions about “panpsychism”
Participants in a freewheeling exploration of nonmaterialist, mystical accounts of reality critique a journalist’s critique...
Rats learned to drive tiny cars as a model for acquiring new skills
Scientists observed two Atlantic puffins using sticks to scratch themselves—the first known instance of seabirds using tools. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Reactivating remembered problems during sleep can trigger solutions
Promoting “healthspan” involves exercise and games
A freewheeling symposium explores experiences, theories and philosophies that challenge conventional materialist science...
Improvements are seen after playing a modified version of Guess Who?
You detect a tool’s contact with an object as if you placed your own finger on it
A seminal psychologist who explored the positive, creative and productive aspects of daydreaming has passed away at the age of 95
The findings challenge textbook ideas about how visual cortex cells process imagery
Philosopher Hedda Hassel Mørch defends the idea that consciousness pervades the cosmos
New approaches are shedding light on the magnitude of sex differences in personality, and the results are so strong and pervasive that they can no longer be ignored
AI may equal human intelligence without matching the true nature of our experiences
It did no such thing—but the result has become conventional wisdom nevertheless
Researchers activated specific brain cells in zebra finches to teach them songs they’d ordinarily have to hear to learn.