A little stress sharpens memory. But after prolonged stress, the mental picture isn't pretty
Medication has reduced depression for decades, but newer forms of psychotherapy are proving their worth
Underappreciated yet vital, the sense of touch helps to complete an amazingly accurate mental picture of our surroundings and ourselves
Thought-deciphering systems are enabling paralyzed people to communicate—and someday may let them control wheelchairs, prosthetics and even their own muscles
If we live in a dog-eat-dog world, then why are we frequently so good to each other?
Reading e-mail, sorting data and talking on the phone at once--multitasking clearly saves time in a fast-paced world. Or does it?
After disregarding them for decades, neuroscientists now say glial cells may be nearly as important to thinking as neurons are
When do babies recognize the intentions of others--and become capable of deliberate actions themselves?
For people trapped in obsessive-compulsive thoughts and rituals, therapy and medication may offer the best way out
Conspiracy theories offer attractively simple explanations for a chaotic world. So we must be careful about what we believe
Lost in a crowd, average individuals can become exceptionally virtuous or deadly. Their behavior depends on how they believe they are expected to act
Adolescents are naturally drawn to occult ideas, but parents and therapists should know the signs that indicate when this fascination has become deeper and more dangerous
Logic suggests that having options allows people to select precisely what makes them happiest. But, as studies show, abundant choice often makes for misery
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