Like a flawed painting, our self-image suffers from poor perspective: we consistently overestimate our skills and overlook our flaws
The rise and fall of the Beach Boys leader shows how crucial the brain's executive function is to creativity
We naturally view any risk we witness as a personal threat--even when it is on the opposite side of the globe and we see it only on TV. Is popping a pill the answer?
Boosting people's sense of self-worth has become a national preoccupation. Yet surprisingly, research shows that such efforts do little to improve academic performance or prevent troublesome behavior
Myths persist in modern culture because of the brain's biological need to impose order on the world
Should you regulate your emotional reactions or let them rip?
Videoconferencing, Web sites and other electronic media offer faster, cheaper care--without the stigma of parking in front of the shrink's office
The world is designed for right-handed people. Why does a tenth of the population prefer the left?
The collision damaged his forebrain. Surgeons saved it. But they never checked his pituitary, and he is no longer the man he was
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