Why We Imagine
Thinking about what-ifs—how things might have gone differently—shapes our memories, emotions and future
When Cops Lose Control
What research shows about police violence and how to prevent it
Case Study: Camden, N.J.
In crime-battered Camden, N.J., new training aims to reshape the relationship between police and community
The Positivity Effect
New research is unraveling how and why the elderly “choose happiness”
What Really Causes Autism
A range of mutations—common, rare, inherited and spontaneous—in more than 70 different genes are now linked to the disorder
The Brainbow Connection
A colorful technique is shedding light on the function and development of neural circuits
Doctors can now operate deep within the brain using focused ultrasound, ushering in a new era of faster, safer incision-free procedures
Ask the Brains
What happens to the brain when we experience cognitive dissonance?
Why do people discard scientific rigor in favor of someone's opinion?
Do Androids Dream?
From the Editor
A World of What-ifs
Sex: Seniors Find Answers Online
Why Screams Are So Startling
Neuron Transplants May One Day Restore Vision
The Schizophrenia Spectrum
The Universal Meaning of Consonants
New Experiences Boost Old Memories
How to Rhyme Like a Rapper
How Do You Solve a Problem Like an Earworm?
How to Be a Better Gift Giver
The Promise of Alzheimer's Drugs Revived
Letters to the Editors
Mind in Pictures
The Blue Pill
The Positive Side of Peer Pressure
Reviews and Recommendations
Roundup: The Spiral of Shame
Book Review: Anxious
Book Review: The Brain Electric
Book Review: Upside