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Openness to Experience: The Gates of the Mind
Cognition

Openness to Experience: The Gates of the Mind

People who are “open to experience” literally see the world differently

By Luke Smillie
How Poverty Affects the Brain
Public Health

How Poverty Affects the Brain

An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development

By Carina Storrs and Nature magazine
The Art of Neuroscience 2017
Neuroscience

The Art of Neuroscience 2017

The winners of an annual contest capture the brain at its most beautiful

By Leslie Nemo and Liz Tormes
Was Agatha Christie's Mysterious Amnesia Real or Revenge on Her Cheating Spouse?
Behavior & Society

Was Agatha Christie's Mysterious Amnesia Real or Revenge on Her Cheating Spouse?

Ninety years ago, she stayed in a hotel for 11 days under an assumed name, supposedly because she had suffered from a loss of memory. How plausible is her story?

By Stefania de Vito and Sergio Della Sala
Eyewitness Memory Is a Lot More Reliable Than You Think
Behavior & Society

Eyewitness Memory Is a Lot More Reliable Than You Think

What law enforcement—and the public—needs to know

By John Wixted and Laura Mickes

Departments

  • From the Editor

    An Open Book

  • Advances

    How We Save Face--Researchers Crack the Brain's Facial-Recognition Code

  • News

    Brain's Stem Cells Slow Aging in Mice

  • Striking Evidence Linking Football to Brain Disease Sparks Calls for More Research

  • Intelligence and the DNA Revolution

  • Opinion

    Mental Illness Is Far More Common Than We Knew

  • The Science of Passionate Sex

  • Yes, We Can Communicate with Animals

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