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The Personality Trait 'Intolerance of Uncertainty' Causes Anguish during COVID
Psychology

The Personality Trait 'Intolerance of Uncertainty' Causes Anguish during COVID

High levels of it have put people at risk of emotional problems 

By Francine Russo
Can Lab-Grown Brains Become Conscious?
Cognition

Can Lab-Grown Brains Become Conscious?

A handful of experiments are raising questions about whether clumps of cells and disembodied brains could be sentient and how scientists would know if they were

By Sara Reardon and Nature magazine
The Pandemic Generation
Mental Health

The Pandemic Generation

Child development researchers are investigating whether the pandemic is shaping early brain development and behavior

By Melinda Wenner Moyer and Nature magazine

Departments

  • From the Editor

    Carrying On in Difficult Times

  • Illusions

    The Phantom Queen

  • News

    Artificial Neuron Snaps a Venus Flytrap Shut

  • Aha! Moments Pop Up from below the Level of Conscious Awareness

  • Humans Find AI-Generated Faces More Trustworthy Than the Real Thing

  • Lego Robot with an Organic 'Brain' Learns to Navigate a Maze

  • Opinion

    COVID Threatens to Bring a Wave of Hikikomori to America

  • Why Kids Are Afraid to Ask for Help

  • Cowboy Culture Doesn't Have a Monopoly on Innovation

  • The Devastating Loss of Grandparents among One Million COVID Dead

  • Mind Matters

    Most of Us Combine Personality Traits from Different Genders

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