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How to Stop Doomscrolling News and Social Media
Behavior

How to Stop Doomscrolling News and Social Media

“Doomscroll Reminder Lady” Karen K. Ho explains how to step away from the screen

By Sophie Bushwick
Evolution Could Explain Why Psychotherapy May Work for Depression
Evolution

Evolution Could Explain Why Psychotherapy May Work for Depression

Persistent rumination may be an attribute that lets us think our way out of despair—a process enhanced through talk therapy

By Gary Stix
How the Brain Responds to Beauty
Cognition

How the Brain Responds to Beauty

Scientists search for the neural basis of an enigmatic experience

By Jason Castro
Humans Are Pretty Lousy Lie Detectors
Behavior

Humans Are Pretty Lousy Lie Detectors

Whenever we hear someone speak, we form an opinion about their believability. But our eyes and ears can lead us astray

By Christiane Gelitz
Detecting Alzheimer's Gets Easier with a Simple Blood Test
Neurology

Detecting Alzheimer's Gets Easier with a Simple Blood Test

New assays could reduce the need for costlier, more invasive brain scans and spinal fluid measures

By Esther Landhuis

Departments

  • From the Editor

    A Digital Obsession

  • Illusions

    The Ups and Downs of an Impossible Staircase

  • News

    People Literally Don't Know When to Shut Up--or Keep Talking--Science Confirms

  • The Famed Painting The Scream Holds a Hidden Message

  • Entitled People Are More Likely To Be Angry at Bad Luck

  • Neandertalized 'Mini Brains' Yield Clues to Modern Human Uniqueness

  • The Benefits of Being Yourself Online

  • Opinion

    Trans Girls Belong on Girls' Sports Teams

  • Masks Can Be Detrimental to Babies' Speech and Language Development

  • We Need to Rename ADHD

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