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Where's the Proof That Mindfulness Meditation Works?
Mental Health

Where's the Proof That Mindfulness Meditation Works?

The ubiquitous technique for relieving stress and pain has remarkably little scientific evidence backing it, a group of scientists contend

By Bret Stetka
There Is No One Way to Live a Good Life
Cognition

There Is No One Way to Live a Good Life

Humanistic psychology is an uplifting, compassionate view of humanity

By Scott Barry Kaufman
Neurologists' Role in Nazi "Racial Hygiene" Only Now Comes to Light
Policy & Ethics

Neurologists' Role in Nazi "Racial Hygiene" Only Now Comes to Light

The killing and exile of “non-Aryan” members of the profession and collaboration of neurologists in eugenic and euthanasia efforts escaped scrutiny immediately after the war

By Corinna Hartmann and Andreas Jahn
Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?
Behavior & Society

Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?

Intelligence is not the same as critical thinking and the difference matters

By Heather A. Butler
An Inner Look into the Minds and Brains of People with OCD
Behavior & Society

An Inner Look into the Minds and Brains of People with OCD

Complex computer modeling demonstrates that obsessive-compulsive disorder patients learn about their environments but don’t use that information to guide their actions

By Simon Makin

Departments

  • From the Editor

    Mindfulness: Does It Work?

  • News

    Concussion Recovery Is Slower in Girls, Mounting Evidence Suggests

  • Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

  • The U.S. Is Retreating from Religion

  • The Neuroscience of Paid Parental Leave

  • Opinion

    Once Again, No Female Nobel Winners in Science

  • Bizarre Brain-Implant Experiment Sought to "Cure" Homosexuality

  • Sexual Victimization by Women Is More Common Than Previously Known

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January 2018

Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.