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There Is No Such Thing as Conscious Thought
Cognition

There Is No Such Thing as Conscious Thought

Philosopher Peter Carruthers insists that conscious thought, judgment and volition are illusions. They arise from processes of which we are forever unaware

By Steve Ayan
The Brain's Autopilot Mechanism Steers Consciousness
Cognition

The Brain's Autopilot Mechanism Steers Consciousness

Freud’s notion of a dark, libidinous unconscious is obsolete. A new theory holds that the brain produces a continuous stream of unconscious predictions

By Steve Ayan
The Hippies Were Right: It's All about Vibrations, Man!
Cognition

The Hippies Were Right: It's All about Vibrations, Man!

A new theory of consciousness

By Tam Hunt
Harsh Nazi Parenting Guidelines May Still Affect German Children of Today
Behavior & Society

Harsh Nazi Parenting Guidelines May Still Affect German Children of Today

The Nazi regime urged German mothers to ignore their toddlers’ emotional needs—the better to raise hardened soldiers and followers. Attachment researchers say that the harmful effects of that teaching may be affecting later generations...

By Anne Kratzer
The Neuroscience of Creativity: A Q&A with Anna Abraham
Cognition

The Neuroscience of Creativity: A Q&A with Anna Abraham

The latest state of the field of the neuroscience of creativity

By Scott Barry Kaufman

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    The Illusion of Mind

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    Bad First Impressions Are Not Set in Stone

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    How Dad's Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring

  • Deep-Brain Recordings May Show Where Unhappiness Lives

  • Alzheimer's Attack on the Brain May Vary with Race

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    Don't Make Me One with Everything

  • Can Intelligence Buy You Happiness?

  • In the Nature–Nurture War, Nature Wins

  • Is Smart Technology Making Us Dumb?

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